Led Zeppelin and Loyola: It’s time to ramble on
today at 10:49 am
Led Zeppelin had it right. It’s time to ramble on.
Loyola University Chicago makes a promise − “to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives.” Having taught there and graduated from there in the 80s (or, as I tell my students, “before electricity”), I have seen that promise come true again and again.
And that’s why it’s so great to see Loyola being recognized nationally through the continuing adventures of its basketball team, the Loyola Ramblers, and the school’s media sensation, “Sister Jean” Dolores Schmidt, the team chaplain and honorary assistant captain, who actually has her own bobblehead.
Watching this team that made the Final Four in 2018, and is now in the Sweet Sixteen, takes me back to the simpler days of my college years and listening to U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love),” watching “The Breakfast Club” at the movies and “Knight Rider” on TV, and reveling in the epic rollout of Dr. Pepper Gum (don’t believe me?, Google it!).
So, thank you, Loyola. For becoming an essential part of me and how I see and touch the world.
You made a promise… and it’s my job − and the job of all those connected to you −to keep it.