I woke up this morning, turned on the TV, and watched an HBO show about a guy named Gordon Parks. I watched the whole movie and was amazed at this mans life, as told in this movie, which was autobiographical. It started me thinking about my life and my accomplishments. This then started me thinking about our lives and accomplishments. I've noticed, over these years of lurking here at the Cafe, that there are so many varieties of people here. We, as a community have a wealth of knowledge, that not only applies to UPS, but to the world at large. That being said, I wanted to start a thread where we could all share things from our minds. Where are we from, what have we read and what impression did it make on us? All of our experience is being wasted, unless we share what we know, good, bad, and ugly, with others that are on their own journey's. The pictures we paint should contain warts and all, so that young and old will grow from what is read. I know, it's a little bit hard to reveal things about ourselves, especially thing that we have locked up in vaults, that will probably not be revealed, even after we pass on. These are the very things that make us who we are, and respond the way we do. This thread isn't so much as knowing about so and so and saying, oh my gosh; As it is about adding the knowledge from those experiences to our own, so that our minds can be further enlightened to people and and the vast differences in our community here, and where we actually live, work and play. This is so much more than "getting to know you". It's learning more about what makes you, you, and me, me. It's experiencing history, attitudes and life, without stepping out of the door. Maybe from the information we see and read, we'll find a deeper understanding of people and ourselves. I know that just from reading posts here at the Brown Cafe, I've grown a greater understanding of my fellow man.