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Mr. Millet Responds: Having just received the Milton Medal from H. Marshall Schwarz ’54 in May 2002

by Frank Millet Thank you—The President of the Board and the Head of School. I find all this a bit difficult to acknowledge adequately. If one considers the previous 29 recipients of this award which was instituted two decades ago—teachers, administrators, trustees, benefactors—one is surprised, grateful, honored to be on the same page with these distinguished Miltonians. I have used this story before, but in the words of Mae West, “Too much of a good thing is not enough.” In the mid-twenties, I was always intrigued by Al Smith. On one occasion, when he was governor of the Empire...

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How does fun figure in your life? Finding joy in the pursuit of an activity, or a craft or a skill, is valuable beyond its short-term pleasure. Play, even when it’s actually hard work, profoundly affects emotional balance, self-esteem, competency and drive. Play is a vital resource for successful people. In this issue, Milton Magazine brings stories about alumni ventures that have been labors of love. An observer might think their work looks like fun. Driven by a particular passion, these alumni end up pursuing creative work that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

We ask Milton students, as well, to describe how they find fun in their busy, committed lives.