What Makes Me Tick
Finally, an Explanation

Let me set the stage for the YouTube at the end of this essay. Next Wednesday, July 15, you will find an article posted in which I pay tribute to Steve Jobs and the manner in which he could think. He was capable both of thinking outside the box and of connecting the dots to items not necessarily even around the box. I learned that from Jobs. That is Dot #1.

Dot #2. I also learned from Clarence Page that he prefaced his Op Ed columns with a video on the Chicago Tribune's website. Every essay of mine for the last year and a half has a Page-esque preface. In addition, I want to interview Mr. Page. Therefore, if you know him, give him this link.

Dot #3. I have spent about five years wrestling with the why question regarding initially Jack and for the past three years with Owen. All family members, all readers of my articles, and even total strangers are asked the simple question why. Why are those children different from my three children and my adult granddaughter? I have many reasons but not enough to satisfy me. For example, one day Jack wanted to know what I was doing online. I told him that I was teaching art history to which he pressed the point. I thought if you want to know about art history, I will teach you.

Dot #4. I was filling out essentially an online résumé for Adjunct Professor Link, which is a company placing teachers into educational settings that are looking for new employees. I started to fill out their online résumé, and, low and behold, three fourths of the way through, they want from me a YouTube link explaining why I am interested in teaching.

Therefore, having learned from Steve Jobs about both thinking outside the box and of connecting the dots to items not necessarily even around the box, I decided to address and connect all the dots by posting this YouTube explanation about why I love teaching in particular and why I am so driven about everything else.

Al

I am paying tribute to a mentor of mine, Steve Jobs, trying again to interview Clarence Page, explaining about Jack and Owen to family and friends, and completing an online résumé for Adjunct Professor Link. I think that Jobs would be proud of his protégé.



This YouTube video is an explanation of why I am so driven regarding education.



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