Friday, June 28, 2013

Killer Taste

If I had to come up with a list of the Coolest People on Earth, I imagine Ira Glass would end up somewhere in the top three.

This short video is on storytelling and creative work.

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

This is exactly where I feel I'm at with my pizza. I know what amazing pizza tastes like — I have that "killer taste," as Ira puts it — but there is a disparity between what I create and what I want. My pizza is good, and every now and then I'll pull a pie from the oven that tastes amazing, but I know I haven't achieved the greatness that I want.

And I don't expect perfect pie at this point. But it still can be disappointing when I do create one that isn't as good as I want it to be. And so I'm grateful for Ira's encouraging words. More so, I'm grateful for friends who come over each week for Pizza Club and support me in what I'm trying to create.

I have a friend whose bucket list includes high-fiving Ira Glass. I think I'd like to add it to mine. Thanks, Ira.


  1. I watch this whole segment on YouTube (it's in four parts I think) pretty frequently. It's so encouraging.

  2. Well this is just about everything I needed to hear today and then some.