This is my third try…

kinnon —  April 23, 2006 — Leave a comment

…at writing a post about today. Imbi and I have spent the day in the presence of creative writers. One might reasonably expect the net result to be a well written post. I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

I feel like we’ve been through brain expanding exercises – and in a Monty Python voice “My Brain Hurts.” If you’ve been following along, you know that we are in Austin at Wizard Academy. (And no, we are not learning how to become Wizards as one young hotel desk clerk asked me when I was here last fall.)

Austinwiz05-06-1We were here to hear (how’s that for a poorly turned phrase) Jeff Sexton, David Freeman, Chris Maddock, Dr. John Davis, Marley Porter and the incredible Keith Miller. (Link to the day here.) And what a day it was. I may tell you more tomorrow – after a good night’s sleep. But let me say this one thing. If you have never been to a Wizard Academy course, book one. At the very least, get to one of the free one day seminars that Roy occasionally does. However, if you take this one, I guarantee that you’ll never think the same way again (unless you’re incredibly stupid…but then you wouldn’t be reading my blog, now would you.)

The campus is beautiful, the people fantastic and the insight amazing. If you are involved in any area of the communication arts, you find not just your brain expanded…but your fields of opportunity as well.

At the very least, sign up for Roy’s Monday Morning Memo. Join the 32,000 other smart people who experience the generous sharing of Roy’s wisdom. Each week he “Free’s the Beagle” to explore the mysteries of life.

Shots are of Chapel Dulcinea (actually taken exactly a year ago at it’s dedication), the water feature outside Tuscan Hall (taken this evening) and the late day light playing on Tuscan hall (also taken this evening.)

Next week, the Wizard, Roy Williams, releases his book on the story of Chapel Dulcinea in the Gospel of Don. In his book, Roy traces the parallels of Cervantes Don Quixote with the Gospel story of Christ. I’m looking forward to reading it.

Let me leave you with one of my favourite images from Dulcinea – again from a year ago tonight. My beautiful daughter signing a gas light the Kinnon family had the pleasure of funding for this marvelous chapel. I was told tonight that this shot appears (in black and white) in Roy’s new book. What an honour.

Image Copyright Wizard Academy 2005
And if you’ve read this far, one last piece of information – the night of this picture from April 23rd, 2005, was the 400th anniversary of the death of both Cervantes and Shakespeare.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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