Soon after I interviewed Jean for our series—and quite unrelated to Jean and SLOSE—I decided to finally join Facebook. And amongst a slew of reconnections with high school friends, long-lost cousins and childhood acquaintances, I “friended” Jean Berko Gleason. I don’t befriend everyone we interview on SLOSE, but I liked Jean a lot. She’s the kind of “young-minded” wise person who is always worth having in your life.
Since I live in California and most of our SLOSE folks are back East, phone meetings and interviews tend to mean I have to get up earlier than usual. But not for Jean. We had our phone interviews late at night for me and even later for her. Jean is a night owl. We’d talk at 9:00 pm my time and go on for 45 minutes. And Jean was just as fresh at 1:00 am, as I was wiped out by 10:00 pm.Continue >