by Skip Cohen
In the summer of 2009, I launched Skip's Summer School. I had left Rangefinder/WPPI just a few months before to start my own company, and doing a summer workshop series had been on my mind for a lot of years. Plus, I'd been told it would be a failure, and those of you who know me, know my mantra:
"I do it because I can; I can because I want to; I want to because you said I couldn't."
It was anything but a failure and would run every summer through 2013. It was incredibly labor-intensive, though, and it was just me, Sheila, and a bunch of great friends. In the hunt for a Throwback Thursday image, I found this video from my good buddy, Jerry Ghionis. It's a perfect share for a throwback, and even though it might be politically incorrect here and there - it truly demonstrates the creativity and outrageous sense of humor of one of the industry's most incredible educators. Jerry shared this video ten years ago.
So, as we come out of the pandemic - if you see Jerry and/or Melissa Ghionis on the schedule for any of the upcoming conferences - run, don't walk to get a seat! And to Jerry and Melissa - thanks for so many priceless moments, great memories, tons of laughs, and the inspiration you bring to the industry. Now it's time to get back to creating new memories!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
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