Having had a career for over 37 years in the computer industry, I have certainly seen my share of the good, the bad and the ugly in technology. Today’s post is brought to you by the good in technology.
Being able to see and hear such a crisp moving image of a loved one who is no longer with us can make one almost feel as though they are still with us. Watching this video with some clips of Steve in it allows me to clearly remember some of the things I loved so much about him; his smile, his charm and how articulate he was. I believe this video was filmed in 2013 at the Mighty Hamptons (now re-named to Mighty Hamptons Triathlon Steve Tarpinian Memorial Triathlon).
In 2006, Chris Daily and Ned Daily filmed Steve's DVD: "Yoga for Endurance Athletes" at Long Beach in Sag Harbor, NY. After Steve passed this year, I found the master DVDs in our basement and saw that there was good 'blooper' material in the footage. I asked Ned if I could hire him to create a 'blooper' video' for me. Ned immediately agreed to take on this project, but would not take any compensation. My many thanks to Ned for his work on this video. It was so well done and such a beautiful gift that continues to bring a smile to my face every time I watch it. I hope it makes you smile too.
This video is about 6 minutes. I wanted to make it shorter since the average adult attention span is about 8 seconds, but there was nothing else I felt I could cut and still tell my story.
To quote Chris Taylor, Charlie Sheen's character from the movie Platoon, "...those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again, to teach to others what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find goodness and a meaning to this life."
I hope you can take the time to watch the video from start to finish, I believe we owe that to Steve and all those who suffer like him
If Slipped Away was ever a movie, this is how I would envision the movie trailer.
Dionne DeGourville, a member of Steve's Team Total Training, created this beautiful photo montage for Slipped Away, set to the music of one of Steve's favorite songs
Steve doing what he does so well, coaching.