Never be afraid to get dirty, but be sufficiently sure-footed to avoid the abyss of contamination.

An Optimistic Heart

LV just informed me that Uncle Jeff wrote a new book: An Optimistic Heart. It’s mostly a collection of his speeches, including the one that inspired the title of this blog, but according to LV, the collection includes some extras:

His favorite speech given as Cornell president is perhaps unsurprisingly the Dirt speech and his reflections on writing speeches are quite interesting indeed.


One response

  1. Lav

    The book’s website,, has the beginning part of the extras.

    December 11, 2008 at 8:17 am

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