What an incredible surprise to see my high school art teacher today! Mr. Shilale, who has long been retired, continues to sub in the art classes in his hometown and heard I was visiting one of the schools. We got to spend the day together, reminisce and catch up - and I got to tell him in person that his reassuring words made a big difference in my life.
You can trace the origins of my book BAGHEAD back to an art assignment Mr. Shilale gave us in high school. I have shared this slide in thousands of lectures in the past twelve years.