This Chapel Talk was given by John Warren, The Head of School
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is in being superior to your former self.”
Many people, including some of you, have asked me, “how was your trip to Swaziland and Australia?” The answer is, “great!” I have always wanted to see lions, especially because as a proud St. Marker, the lion is our mascot. I had the good fortune to see lions at a Swazi game reserve. I also had the good fortune there to see elephants, a giraffe, hippopotami, rhinoceroses and many other special animals. In Australia, I saw huge thousand year old trees in a rain forest, many species of beautiful birds, including a king parrot that thought my shoulder was the perfect place to perch, kangaroos, most notably the reclusive tree kangaroo, and gorgeous fish in the fragile ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. So, in short, I had great fun on my trip.