Category Archives: friends

Once a Hawk

This past weekend I went to my forty-fifth high school reunion, for the Class of ’72. I have been to every single five year Class of ’72 Hawken School (Gates Mills, Ohio,) reunion. The first one was in 1977. I … Continue reading

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Sitting On a Porch, but not any porch

Dave Kolb and I enjoyed the longest conversation we ever managed to conduct over the fifteen years we’ve been friends and something like, but not really exactly like, colleagues. Our shared interest is the experiential learning theory* he helped conceptualize … Continue reading

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Inner Mounting Flames

(source) Back during my Middlebury Vermont chapter, Dennis Sparling and I spent some quality time naked at his family’s quarry in New Haven. This was over twenty-five years ago. Still, lying around naked and learning in the quiet way that … Continue reading

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Hunch a Bunch

“Instinct paints my pictures and guides me to my next subject. It’s the voice that says it’s not here, it’s over there.” – Tasmanian artist Bobby-Z Lambert A few days ago my cell phone rang and a voice with a … Continue reading

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Impossibly Pretentious Academic Titles From the Basement

New edition forthcoming, ? (obviously published by the POST-ACADEMIC PRESS) soundtrack:

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Friendship: A Schema for Depth and Learning

I have been reflectingintuiting over the past six weeks on my relationship with Ken Warren, and, the nature of active creative sustained depth-full relationship. This has been, is, almost a prototype of grief framed by bittersweet finality. This is both … Continue reading

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My Main Soul Bro, Kenneth Warren 1953-2015

He can celebrate his very real strengths–for instance, strong religious feeling, or a great capacity for friendship, whch often, according to Jung, “creates astonishing tenderness between men and may even rescue friendship between the sexes from the limbo of the … Continue reading

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Bucky

Great picture of my dear friend Bob Buckeye. article

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Hole ee Waters

Now Available! Captain Poetry’s Sucker Punch A Guide to the Homeric Punkhole, 1980–2012 Kenneth Warren “The title of Ken Warren’s selective and provocative history of American poets and poetry over the past thirty years comes from an incident partially narrated … Continue reading

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An Enduring 40 year Mystery

My father, my younger brother, John “Funky” Friedman, sitting at the stone picnic table in our backyard in Cleveland Heights on the afternoon of my graduating from Hawken School, in 1972. “Funky” Friedman, Mark Hoerr, “Hoon,” “Amazing Dynamo Man” (Jamie … Continue reading

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The Quintessential and ‘Reunitive’ Hawk Tech Men of Seventy-Two

Some hardly random notes about the 40th reunion of The Hawken School class of 1972. The frame to keep in mind is that I’ve been privileged to attend every five year reunion, and the reunions obviously commenced in 1977. I … Continue reading

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Class of ’72

The iconic yearbook picture, Hawken Upper School, Class of seventy-two. Three quarters of the guys in this crowd scene actually were seniors. We took a bunch of silly photos on the same day. This one ends spiked by tragedy because … Continue reading

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