Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy B-Day JR!

Tomorrow, April 26th is Jim Rouse’s birthday. Coincidentally it is also the day of the Columbia village elections. Getting out and voting would be a nice way to honor the memory of the guy who dreamed up Columbia in the first place.

Jim Rouse had a profound impact on my life and my career. His philosophy that “what ought to be can be” has always encouraged me when the going gets a little rough.

The picture above was taken on August 20, 1994 at a reunion of former Rouse Company employees. I think that shirt had two buttons too many…


Anonymous said...

And he had the will to make it so. He was an awesome guy. Thanks for the reminder, and great pic.