It was an honor to be asked to speak to 1000 high school science students, teachers, and parents from around
the great state of Illinois on "The Science of Toys." My presentation
was in the Illini
Union building at the University of Illinois in
Urbana-Champaign and the crowd was probably the largest I have ever
addressed. I could barely see the people far in the back, and I am sure
they couldn’t see me or my many marvelous toys!
on the phone that evening long-distance, guiding our efforts to get the PowerPoint up and running. Not everything worked perfectly, but it all
came off swimmingly nonetheless. Things do not need to be perfect to be
punctuated by applause and laughter. They liked me, they really liked
me, I think. But then, I am one of the funniest people I know. Honest.