6 ene. 2011

The Family Business

My dad was a college professor. Two out of three of my mom's brothers have the PhD, as does my brother, my wife, and her late father. Another uncle on my father's side, married to his oldest sister, was also a professor with a PhD (my late uncle Frank). Some of these people are professors, some have entered other areas of life (research, consulting).

In short, the fact that I am what I am is a fairly predictable for the men in my family. Since I was bookish even as a small child, it wasn't that difficult for me to excel once I entered the university. It was like going into the family business.