Mind the gap.

Yesterday was a pretty good day for two reasons: 1) I learned that the first Trader Joe’s has opened in Colorado Springs. 2) I went to see Jad Abumrad speak at Colorado College last night.*

Being the public radio groupie that I am, I could explain in excruciating detail why his speech was awesome, but I don’t really feel like doing that. Maybe it’s all the extra work. Maybe it’s something else. Either way, Jad played this video of another public radio fixture, Ira Glass, and I’ll be damned if this isn’t one of the most profound things that I’ve heard:

Hope this helps you the way it has helped me already.

* If by some chance you don’t know who Jad Abumrad is, then for heaven’s sake click here. If you need a starting point, I could tell from listening to him that this episode is clearly one of Jad’s favorites.

Jonathan Rees

Professor of History, Colorado State University - Pueblo.

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