Talking with Craig brought a tear (more than one to be honest) to my eye. He had a stroke a few years ago. His business card reads: Ischemic Stroke Survivor, May 30th, 2010.
He told me, with a slight smile, "Stokes Suck."
During my presentation I talked about the Four Levels of Learning. Santana (who is at the 4th level) came up.
Because it's a bit hard for my new friend to speak, he wrote the note you see here and handed it to me during a break. It was one of several notes he gave me to during my talk.
Friends: What happen to my new friend could happen to any of us. Make every day count, as D. Craig Flory does - with a smile!
2) I get to meet talented photographers, like Shari Ferguson, who, during our after-dinner critique session, shared the picture of her daughter, Bailie, you see on the top right. I love the mood of the photograph. Shari was just one of several talented photographers I met in Carlisle.
3) Giving presentations keeps me fresh – because I am always "refreshing" my talks with new images and information. What's more, I am always mixing up my talks – never giving the exact same talk twice.
4) I learn new stuff via the questions asked by the folks in the audience. Learning is health.