Happy Birthday, Harry…And Thanks

He died way too young (at age 39), but he had a profound impact on my life and career. The reason for that was because Harry told stories of compassion, remorse, reflection, and living a life of meaning, just to name a few. His story songs also warned of the danger
of not pursuing your passion or of allowing outside influences to deflate your attempts at reaching your fullest potential.

Today would have been Harry’s 73rd birthday. The sound bite of Harry below is an inspirational piece of auditory encouragement that seems to be ever-present in my mind, and has been since the first time I heard it. It’s less than 2 minutes long, and you should
listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbpoUWO3kA8

I was not the only one affected by Harry’s work; his fight against world hunger and other deserving causes influenced many later artists and organizations. I encourage you to learn more about this very giving, and amazing individual. Read a wonderful article written about him here: http://geekdad.com/2015/12/lets-celebrate-harry-chapin-day/

Happy 73rd birthday, Harry, and thank you for the inspiration.


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