Bill T. Jones - national treasure

It was just announced that Bill T. Jones will receive a National Medal of Arts on July 28.  He is a national treasure, his art, his honesty, and his powerful presence have had a profound influence on this country.

Last summer, I had the extraordinary pleasure to work with Bill as he prepared to speak at TEDxMet.  I loved our wide-ranging conversations, and he crafted a moving talk to open the day.  I'm thrilled to share it here.