“If you have one true friend you have more than your share.”
by Greg Hague
1971. I was a college grad with a dream. Clarence Darrow. Silver tongue. Courtroom master. So off to law school I went in Washington D.C. An attorney. That would be me.
First day. First class. The professor’s first words? “Look at the person to your left, and then to your right… one of you won’t make it past the first year.”
I looked to my right — there sat Bob looking at me. No doubt we were both thinking the same. At the end of semester, who would remain?
A liberal, bold, outspoken kid from New York. A far cry from conservative, Catholic, Republican me. I soon learned most of my classmates were from the east coast. To them, I was a bit strange. I felt the same about them.
The first week, a law student mixer was planned. Bob was there. So was I. Someone suggested forming two informal law student softball teams. A way to blow off steam when we weren’t studying to avoid flunking out. READ MORE