I am coordinating a series of events this fall at Mount Mercy University to talk about the legacy of World War I. It was an enormously important event, and it’s worthy to reflect on its meaning and impact.
Right now, I’m in the detail stage, the least fun part of any good idea. Last year was the honeymoon—the grand new idea that generated excitement. Now, I have to book venues, figure out menus, and work on my own presentation— blah, blah, blah, blah.
When you read about a grand and glorious event, say, the first time humans landed on the moon in 1969, it’s easy to forget that the event was the culmination of years of sometimes mind-melting hard work by thousands of people—that events don’t just happen, such large-scale efforts require planning and staging.
Well, I’m more of doer than a planner. This plodding, detailed stage is driving me a bit crazy. Then, via e-mail, I got the logo for the series, which was created by a designer in Mount Mercy University’s Marketing and Communication Office, Dixie Albertson.
Well, what do you think? I think it’s pretty cool. It puts a smile back on my face. Maybe the maddening details are worth it.
I can only hope the WWI series ends up being as cool as the logo.