October 2005 at the City Club of Portland, Oregon.
Do you have a sense of purpose? Where do you keep it?
When I grow up, I will be the President. I want to be a firefighter, a nurse, a mailman. I want to be a neighborhood candy shop owner. I want to be a soldier, a fisherman, or a circus freak, a ballerina. I want to be a tugboat operator, a teacher, a professional bakesaler, a painter. A police officer, a county or city politician, a US attorney, a secretary of state or a representative or a senator on the state level. I want to be a judge.
Before I die, I want to be a contributing member of the United States of America.
Janice Wilson, John Jelderks, Janice Stewart, Sidney Lezak, Bill Bradbury, Serena Cruz, Maria Rojo de Steffey, Bud Clark, Laurie Monnes Anderson, Mark Hass, Randy Leonard, Paul Weatheroy, and Angela Hollan contribute to society.
Public Faces has a sister series called Private Masks.
To learn more about the making of this series, please visit this article on my blog.