Today, on what would have been my parents’ 67th wedding anniversary, I was notified that the video of my recent TEDx talk is now online (see above). My father David died last spring, four months before I took the TEDx stage to speak about “The Art of Creative Inspiration.” The TEDx conference at which I spoke had been scheduled originally for last January. If it had not been postponed, my father would have been alive to see this video.
I dedicated my talk to him, which is why you can see that I become visibly emotional towards the end of it (at about the 15:45 mark), when I feel his presence with me on-stage. From my father, I learned to follow my passion in life. He had an undying passion for my mother, our family, and our nation’s history (especially the history of baseball and the Civil War, about which he read voraciously and had encyclopedic knowledge).
This TEDx talk expresses my lifelong passion for creative inspiration, which led me to Tucson and to everything I have done for the past three decades. My father would have been very proud to watch the video because, like me, he wore his passion on his sleeve. As a lasting tribute to my late father David, I want to share my passion with the world. And you can help me do that: Please watch this video, and if you like it, please share it with your loved ones through email and social media.
Thank you. I am so grateful for your love and support on this journey. Happy Thanksgiving!
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