Re “Failure Is an Option”: If the guiding idea behind the Feb. 6 issue was to illustrate a great university’s greatness by profiling some of its graduates’ notable professional accomplishments, this piece offers an important reminder: The kind of greatness that really counts exists (or not) independently of awards, prizes, one’s position in society, and even one’s professional proficiency. 

Even without knowing what Dr. T. Berry Brazelton ’40 did for pediatrics, or even for babies, I could tell from the cover photo that the man was really something. Both components of this issue, Matthew David Brozik ’95’s essay toward the end and the cover photo (and lovely Brazelton appreciation), fit together movingly. I admire both Brozik and Brazelton very much. 

David Hingston *76
San Francisco, Calif.