When I launched The Conversation Hub in May of 2010, I really had no clue what to expect. In fact, my initial goal was to produce two episodes every month – you know – take small steps, explore the possibilities – and then decide if this was worth doing.
I suppose it’s clear now that after 32 episodes, this little thing we call The Conversation Hub was well worth the effort. The past 32 conversations have been a blessing in many ways. I’ve met some great people and with them, I’ve enjoyed some meaningful conversations.
Every week, every conversation has lived up to our purpose. Through conversation … relationships are formed; knowledge is shared; life happens and finds meaning.
Every episode has special meaning but there are a few that stick out in my mind – in no specific order.
- Episode 8: My conversation with MMA/Cage Fighter Jeremy Lang. I love this conversation simply because I knew nothing about cage fighting and was fascinated by the sports and really enjoyed my visit and conversation with Jeremy.
- Episode 9: My conversation with potter Tom Wirt. I’ve known Tom for several years and every time I have an opportunity to be in conversation with him I learn something. In a former life I served as president of a chamber of commerce and Tom was on my board. He has “Yoda like” wisdom!
- Episode 18: My conversation with train conductor Mark Mohr remains a favorite. It was so much fun to learn about the work of a conductor. Even after we wrapped up the episode, we continued our conversation for an additional 45 minutes – I guess I should learn to keep the microphone on!!!
- Episode 26: My conversation with my Australian mate Alastair Cameron. We hadn’t spoken since 1994 and it was like we had just got off the phone. The life of a global nomad – experiencing the world and its culture – made for a great conversation. Alastair gave some great advice for anyone making a trip to a country they’ve never been to before!
- Episode 24: What a delight it was to be in conversation with Dr. David Katz. His passion and commitment to his work was evident right from the beginning of our conversation. His schedule was tight and he was kind enough to give me the opportunity to engage in him conversation. Again, we could have talked for hours!
- Episode 10: This episode was by far the most unique. I love the fact that in a midst of a canoe trip in Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area we pulled out a recording device and, whilst sitting around the fire, we engage in conversation. Through conversation life happens and finds meaning. That was certainly the case here.
Again, these are just a few that stick out in my mind. It has been a pleasure to share these conversations with you. We look forward to more great conversations in 2011!
Now it’s your turn
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