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I Am Speechless: Thank You, Colleague Friends

I Am Speechless: Thank You, Colleague Friends I Am Speechless Thank You, Colleague Friends Rita M. Gross University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Because I had not seen half of these tributes before the session at which they were presented, I did not have a written paper, or even prepared notes, with which to respond to these colleagues. I was so touched by the care with which each person had prepared their remarks--a fully written paper in each case--and the wonderful things they said, that when finally it was my turn to get up and take the podium, all I could say was, "I am speechless." That was my first response, but I am also very used to public speaking, so I did come up with some comments, which I reproduce here with some degree of faithfulness. I have known most of these friends for most of my professional life. I have traveled in India with two of them (Nancy and Kathleen), coedited or coauthored books with three of them (Nancy, Rosemary, and Terry), and cotaught with one of them (Paul). With everyone except Rosemary, we have visited each other's homes as well. One of the blessings of the academic life is sharing deep interests and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

I Am Speechless: Thank You, Colleague Friends

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 31 (1) – Nov 4, 2011

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I Am Speechless Thank You, Colleague Friends Rita M. Gross University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Because I had not seen half of these tributes before the session at which they were presented, I did not have a written paper, or even prepared notes, with which to respond to these colleagues. I was so touched by the care with which each person had prepared their remarks--a fully written paper in each case--and the wonderful things they said, that when finally it was my turn to get up and take the podium, all I could say was, "I am speechless." That was my first response, but I am also very used to public speaking, so I did come up with some comments, which I reproduce here with some degree of faithfulness. I have known most of these friends for most of my professional life. I have traveled in India with two of them (Nancy and Kathleen), coedited or coauthored books with three of them (Nancy, Rosemary, and Terry), and cotaught with one of them (Paul). With everyone except Rosemary, we have visited each other's homes as well. One of the blessings of the academic life is sharing deep interests and

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 4, 2011

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