I was surprised and elated to receive word that I was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This organization was established in 1790 and has had a stellar membership ranging from Washington and Franklin and many other majors American figures. It has also included foreign figures such as Gladstone and Churchill. It also has included American and foreign musicians, artists and poets ranging from Tennyson and Kipling to B.B. King! I will travel to Cambridge, Mass in October for the Induction.