by Bernie Noe, head of school
Head of School Bernie Noe recently shared these thoughts with Upper School students at a virtual assembly.
I hope you are all doing OK and maybe even finding some things that are positives in the highly unusual situation we are in. I know everyone is experiencing this differently, so I am guessing there is a wide variety of experiences for all of you.
Like the rest of the Lakeside community, I have been in the house for almost two months now and I wanted to share some small positive things that have been important for me.
- I can wear comfortable shoes every day. I'm enjoying wearing my running shoes.
- I like having meals with my wife Killian every day — breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
- I don’t miss wearing ties, even bow ties. If you've worn one before, you know that they kind of choke you a bit and leave irritation on your neck.
- I generally worry less about how I look. I am not super vain, but I am a little bit.
- My dogs, who Lakesiders met in a recent video, have never been so happy.
- I am enjoying being outside every minute that I am outside, even when I am simply standing in my yard. I sort of took that for granted prior to this situation.
- I notice obvious things more.
- We waste less at home, no knowing for sure when we will get more groceries.
- Life doesn’t have to be hectic to be fun. Living on campus can be very busy, and it's nice to have life slow down a little.
- Tuna casserole is awesome. I had forgotten that.