This describes me:
The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught]” (Isaiah 50:4 amp)
Church Men’s Fellowship
Beginning in April of 2005, I taught what I refer to as a “Bible Application” class. Each week, for over two years, I prepared and presented a lesson showing how to apply Bible wisdom into everyday life. My talks were about 45 minutes to an hour in length.
From 1983 through 1987, I taught a six-week community-education series of classes entitled, “How To Improve Your Color Photography”. I taught this series of classes three times each year, during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.
One of the best compliments I ever received came from a man who said:
I recently attended the four-day Nikon School Of Photography. You taught me more in the last two hours than in those four days!”
In the spring of 1987, I was invited to speak at a camera club convention known as the “Inter-Club” convention. I spoke in an auditorium to an audience made up of several hundred camera club members from throughout the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.
I had the following pilot licenses and ratings:
- Commercial Pilot — single-engine/land
- Instrument rating
- Certified Flight Instructor
- basic and advanced ground instructor
None of these licenses and ratings are current now, of course, but this is what I was passionate about a few decades ago.
In the early 1970’s I was a certified flight instructor, working through North Hennepin Community College. My “classroom” was the cockpit of a Cessna 150 airplane.
I’ll never forget the look on the FAA examiners face when he and my first student returned from the student’s “check ride” exam. When I remarked to the examiner something about testing the student for his Private Pilot license, the examiner exclaimed:
Private Pilot? Oh! He did so well I thought he was going for his Commercial Pilot license!”
Good student; true story.
Seminar Speaker–Computer Programming
In the mid-1990’s I was a presenter at three different “Database Fair” events in Minneapolis. Again, my presentations were of the “How-To” nature.