|Sent on:||Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:03 PM|
I hope that everyone is well. Our Second Sunday III meeting is approaching! I have secured the speakers for this special event, and I cannot tell you guys how lucky we are to have these two people coming. We will be honored by Capt. Saleem Khan, MD, FACS Associate Professor of Acute Care Surgery and Chief of Emergency General Surgery at the UT Health medical school, and Kent Loftin, Director of Development at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. These two speakers are what I call "badasses", so please try to make this event.
I still don't have a venue picked out yet, since they will probably give a slide show presentation of their generous works, so if anyone has a suggestion, please email me.
This week has been extremely tasking for me, so pardon me for not sending out any video links to TED until today. HOWEVER, I think that you will enjoy the two that I have chosen. The two videos are completely different, yet share a common thread (you'll have to bridge that gap on your own). The first video is quite lengthy, but if you have 25 minutes to spare, you'll be awed by the talents of 11 year old Sirena Huang. Her chaconian mannerisms are evident in her musical expressions, and her personality offers a kaleidescope view of what it is like to have a deep understanding for something that was once an enemy - oh and yea, she's every Asian mother's dream...
The second video weighs a bit more on your emotional conscience. I had to watch Lemn Sissay: A child of the state a couple of times to really get what he was trying to convey. There's a bit of angst, mixed with eloquent memories, all the while making the viewers/country feel, well quite @#$#@. I'm not entirely sold on his story, nonetheless it's worthy enough for us to spend 14 minutes on.