Long ago (1988) I moved to Berkeley and started sending a monthly "newsletter" to my Boston friends. When I returned to Boston (1993), I continued the tradition for about five more years (or until I had kids). Looking back, I realize that I was actually blogging. Each newsletter contained anywhere from a few to several blog posts. Having been silent for the past decade or so, I've decided to resume these activities. Don't expect anything profound -- I tend to focus on what I find entertaining or amusing and perhaps sometimes informative. We shall see!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dr. Greg can Moo, Can You?

Once again, I find myself writing in verse ...

With thanks and apologies to Dr. Seuss

Oh, the wonderful sounds
Dr. Greg can do!
He can sound like a cow
He can go Moo, Moo

He can sound like a bee
If that bee were a cow
He would say, "Moo."
Can you say Moo too?

He can go like a cork
on a bottle of milk
He can go like a spider
on a long thread of silk

He can go like a rooster,
so long as it's Coq
As his days here wind down,
He goes like tick tock

He can go snort snort,
like one angry cow
But we go boo hoo
Because he's leaving us now.

Oh, the wonderful things Dr. Greg can do
He can sound like a cow,
He can go Moo moo moo.
He can prove every program
as long as it's right
He can Moo like a cow
all day and all night
He can run a good meeting
and make it quite short
And none of his colleagues
Like the bull make a snort

Dr. Greg is smart as smart as they come!
He can sound like a fife;
He can sound like a drum
Or maybe wife Tanya
With the drum and the fife
Makes it possible for Greg
To have the traveling life

He can go vroom like a plane
To meetings afar
The advisory boards know
That he is their star

He can race back to Harvard
Where he's our bright star true
He teaches the kiddies,
Mentors faculty too.

He can run a good search
Hiring faculty strong
He has run a good CRCS
Where cows didn't belong

Dr. Greg is Amazing,
When he leaves we'll be blue.
But when he goes to Cornell
There's one thing he can't do
He can't graze his cow
In Harvard Yard as we do.