Welcome Back to the Hilltop

Happy New Year St. Luke’s. We had an emotionally exhausting end to 2012, so I hope  each of you found the break rejuvenating. The Davis family spent much of the break on a plane but all in the name of family. After a pre-Christmas visit from son Matthew, we visited Elisabeth’s parents (whom I adore) in Tuscon and then had five wonderful days with son Michael and Elisabeth’s sister (Sara) in Dallas.

Even our Christmas Day travel nightmare (eight and a half hours sitting on the plane at DFW for de-icing during a rare Dallas snow storm) was a blessing in disguise. Between flying time and all of those hours on the tarmac, I finished reading Eisenhower In War and Peace and read all of Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption – both superb.  I also squeezed in Trevanian’s The Loo Sanction over the break – the New York Times called that thriller a masterpiece and I could not agree more. How rare to have the gift of so much time to read.

We have so much to look forward to in 2013: Plays, concerts, declamations, scholar presentations, sports events, service activities, dances, Spring Gathering, and though it seems so far…Graduation Day for our seniors. The struggles and tremendous losses of late will make these moments all the more precious.

I am grateful to be back on the Hilltop with my colleagues and our students. My best to you all.

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