Below is a poetic tribute by the late Jim Lynch, long-time Lodi High instructor, to his good friend Bert Bulkin, on the occasion of Bulkin's 70th birthday. (Provided by Maggie Talbot Bulkin, Bert Bulkin's widow.)
THE RENAISSANCE MAN
Who can ride a scholarship to where highway never ran?
Who can hear some music and reproduce the same?
Who can talk about the classics even with dons of fame?
Who can hold his own from any tee or identify a line of poetry?
Who answered the astronomer's hope with the Hubble Telescope?
The Renaissance man
- Jimmy Lynch