The past month, since I last wrote on April 14th, has been a cacophony of milestones, moments and memories - some good, some not-so-good.
As we motored through production week for The Farnsworth Invention, none of us could have guessed that an errant driver attempting to pass going up a hill on a solid double line would throw many of us into an emotional stupor and a community and region into an uproar.
It was Friday, April 27th, when one truck, trying to pass a large vehicle, slammed into an unsuspecting truck coming the other way. By mid-afternoon, the initial death toll of 6 had to be raised to 7, as a teenage girl who had been pulled from the burning carnage had succumbed to her injuries. Friday, April 27th was also opening night for the show and we had to deal with the cognitive dissonance of having to perform in the midst of an overwhelming pall of grief that had fallen on our community.
The following day, my TEDx video was finally released to the public. It is edging toward 600 views a couple of weeks later, which makes me happy. I hope you take a few minutes to listen to the stories. Some will make you laugh, one might make you cry. All of it turned out better than I thought it possibly could. One local media person suggested that next year, instead of talking about "My Social Media Timeline" I should focus on "Social Media Pitfalls". I have plenty of examples of those, including many that reared their ugly heads last weekend.