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!".
Areas of Expertise
Print Purchasing, Commercial printing sales, Demography
An idea worth spreading
1. What I'm passionate about above. 2 . 'Non-intellectuals' think very well. (thanks to Howard Taylor for that thought)
I'm passionate about
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)
Talk to me about
Opening possibilities for 'EVERYONE'. The thrill of understanding new things is truly stunning!
People don't know I'm good at
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.
My TED story
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!