Hey, I’m a speaker!
I had a fantastic time giving a talk last week at the Bozeman Public Library, for their Living Your Passion series.
My talk is titled, “Be Who You Is,” and it’s about the genuine and authentic places and characters I’ve come across here in the True West over the course of my 20-year career.
We share stories and photos from Yellowstone and around the state of Montana over the course of an hour, talking about what’s really important and admiring the sincere beauty of the rural American West. True, the Internet has enabled us to communicate with one another in a way that the world has never seen before. In many ways, it is bringing us closer together, but it is also driving us apart. We talk about the dangers of surrounding ourselves with only those that agree with us. We share inspiring stories of those who have remained true to themselves in spite of our society’s pressures to conform.
I’m always looking for places to present. So if you have any ideas, please send me an email.
Great presentation, Thomas! Everyone should have the opportunity to hear you and see your beautiful photos. Thanks so much for being a part of the Bozeman Library Foundation’s “Living Your Passion” speaking series. You definitely put your passion on display.
Thanks so much, Paula. I’m especially grateful for the opportunities you’ve given me to speak. It’s been a great experience that I hope to build on.
Thomas, we’re so sorry to have missed your presentation; we had another commitment. Happy to know it was such a success. Best regards, Jane and Bob Hawks
You’re so nice to write, Jane. Thanks. Not to worry, I’m pursuing more venues. I’ll be sure to let you know when I line something up locally.
I am so glad I was able to attend your talk at the library. Your photographs of Yellowstone are breathtaking and unique. And I find the photos of real people so compelling – they always seem to capture and convey the essence of the individual.
Your enthusiasm was contagious. It is clear that you are joyously living your passion. Your words inspired me to make sure I am doing the same.
Thanks, Denise. So glad you could make it.
Amen, bro! 🙂
I came home really wishing Shawn would have seen/heard what you had to say as well…
Thanks, Megan. I hope he’ll have another chance soon.