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  • May 2 Talk, Segway and Boat

    Written May 6, 2012 4:14pm

    By the end of this week, perhaps sooner, the full video of the May 2 talk will be on a pubic website. I'll let everyone know via caringbridge when it is ready and how to access.  BU Productions is producing the video so the quality should be excellent. .

    Once available, feel free to share with anyone.

    I've attached a low resolution picture on the Segway and a higher resolution picture on the boat just afte launching this afternoon.

  • Caringbridge website not working for some

    Written May 6, 2012 6:30am


    A number of people have called or emailed that they cannot post to caringbridge or a password is required.  Tech support is closed until Monday.  As soon as fixed and/or instructions are known to me, I'll send a new message to all Monday or Tuesday.

    Posting should be very easy. No password is required.

    Thanks for you patience.  When all is well in a day or two.
    please repost whatever you may have been trying to do.

    Thanks for your support and patience.

  • A Message from Jim O'Connell

    Written May 4, 2012 6:17am

    From: "O'Connell, James" <JOConnell@bhchp.org>

    Subject: A memorable day...and what an inspiration you are...

    Date: May 3, 2012 12:08:30 AM EDT

    To: "'wbicknel@bu.edu'" <wbicknel@bu.edu>

     Dear Bill,

    I read your CaringBridge missives voraciously and I realize that you have become my daily inspiration.  Your journey is so full of love and humor and hardscrabble reality, and a rare and awesome wisdom.  I stood in the back of Keefer today and marveled at your unique magic.  I had never seen so many people in that auditorium, nor had I ever seen them so captivated.  You were simply beyond description and I felt so honored and so privileged to witness such a remarkable tribute to a life lived so well and so damned irreverently.  You were majestic, and as Albert Schweitzer said, your life has been your argument.  Thank you for everything you have done for so many of us in Boston and throughout the world.

    Peace to you.

    Jim O'C

    For those who do not know Dr. Jim O’Connell, he is at the top of the list when it comes to inspiring. He directs the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and walks the walk everyday.   His  contributions to my core course, IH704, countless public health students, all kinds of health workers in training and, of most importance, the homeless are an inspiration to me and everyone who's knows Jim.

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