On Friday I was in Boston to watch my godson pick up a degree from MIT. (Hashtag #godmotherbrag.) It takes a good while for them to read out 2800 or so names, so I made great strides on (but by no means finished) my Tokyo Shawl.
The commencement address was given by Matt Damon, and it was jolly good.
It was so pleasant, sitting way back, under the trees, thinking about physics and knitting away on my shawl. I realized that other speeches from this year’s graduation season would make good knittertainment, too. So here’s a smattering of speechifying, in no particular order.
Hank Azaria (Tufts)
President Obama (Howard)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Penn)
I haven’t listened to them all, but today might be the day.