In 1998-99 I was named the “Pennsylvania Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation, a huge honor even though I don’t quite know what the award specifically meant. My friends and colleagues at Penn took this as a sign that our success in establishing the Writers House starting 1995-96 was worth celebrating. And so there was a big party. A highlight of the party was a moving speech given by my late mentor Bob Lucid. Someone made a video or all or most of the event, and recently Zach Carduner digitized an old VHS tape I had lying around. So HERE it is.