Is Zeal Wise? Rice University, Houston, Texas. Three blocks from my hotel. Rice University, Houston Why tout unconventional? Why Tout Unconventional? Aren’t zealots frowned upon? Yet one zealot is being thanked, gratitude carved in stone no less, for unfaltering zeal. Isn't Zeal Too Much? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.