You Are You

Last Wednesday, we ran a commencement speech by Conan O’Brien. Here we go again,

Besides being America’s dad, Bill Cosby is a great storyteller.  You’ve got to love the timing, pacing, and (what I think most folks forget…) the chronological order of the story –no jumping ahead or recalling a detail after the fact. He is just masterful here. His story starts about five minutes in…

His point is that we should not letter anyone talk us out of being who we really are… and that the most likely suspect of such a crime is actually us!  Be confident! Be prepared! (They go hand-in-hand.)

I don’t care what you do. When you are good, then you bring you out.

It’s not for you to stand around and measure yourself according to diplomas and degrees. You are you — and you are not to put yourself beneath anybody!

(h/t to Garr Reynolds for this week and last week.)

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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