Sorry, no picture because my iPad doesn't provide for flash! I grew up in Minneapolis, luckily close enough to the University - it made going much easier. I have an older brother who lead the way through school and college (but not through sports). I was always 'fast-tracked' in public school though I was not a stellar student. I almost failed my first year of college, but fell in with good friends and began to get very good grades. This helped a great deal. I spent 3 years working on orientation programs at the University - this helped me to begin to get out of the 'Scandinavian' shell I'd grown up with. I learned a great deal there - probably more than in my 'education'. I've been fortunate enough to visit Europe 3 times, but nowhere else. My next stop is New Zealand. We moved to Colorado in 1979 due to my wife's new position at Hewlett-Packard. That provided a good but too intense life. We (I) raised two wonderful children - an luckily they made it through the school system and the University of Colorado. They are absolutely fantastic! I'm very happy they have gotten where they are -but now they have their lives to lead. I am a very fortunate man and I tell people daily "if I were doing any better, I'd have to be twins!".
Education as an everyday matter, not something to be 'gotten through' or 'experienced'. I also would like people to understand art is accomplished when artlessness is part of the mix. (per Piet Hein)
1. What I'm passionate about above. 2 . 'Non-intellectuals' think very well. (thanks to Howard Taylor for that thought)
Opening possibilities for 'EVERYONE'. The thrill of understanding new things is truly stunning!
I played Frisbee all of my youth, through college - and now the ability lies dormant. I do enjoy playing it very hard when I can find a good partner.
I have no idea what my TED story might be. I do tell many people about it, but I'm not sure it sinks in. I need to go to a conference! I need to take someone to a conference! Perhaps my story is this: I am in this conservative bastion in Colorado and have few to talk to. I am doing my part by not letting the attitude around here be unanimous. Sadly, I worked for several of the religious ministries in the area (when the printing industry took a nosedive around here in the 90s). I had enough of 'faith' and 'belief'. Workers in the bowels of the institutions were treated poorly and they hurt themselves for that 'faith' or 'belief'. I am very glad to be free of them for 5 years now!
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