There is a giant fork in Springfield just outside the offices of Classy Llama in Chesterfield Village. I wrote a poem about it in This is My Springfield; Brad took a photo of it and Sophie also illustrated it. There is a plaque at the base of the fork that reads:
Welcome to the world’s largest fork,
standing 35 feet, made of polished stainless steel
and signifying the home of The Food Channel.
Please enjoy it and be safe, but stay on the concrete.
Hashtag your photos #worldslargestfork
Kurt is the CEO of Classy Llama and Nucleus Commerce and invited me inside. I couldn’t find any accompanying knife or spoon.
“I make lots of messes that other people have to clean up.”
He’s excited about launching a leadership training course publicly later this year as well as taking the education of his children to the next level.
“They are home-schooled and will be coming to the office a couple days a week.”
Kurt’s a teacher at heart and loves the opportunities to share his knowledge with others. He’s not necessarily a baseball fan, it’s been decades since he last played catch, but he understands and appreciates the strategy behind the game. I played catch with the southpaw behind the brick walls which helped shield us from the steady west breeze. We discovered a common love of Lord of the Rings and I told him the story behind the wedding ring I now wear on a necklace.
“You don’t get to choose who you are. You get to discover who you are and do your best to live accordingly,” Kurt said, which reminded me of something Elrond said to Aragorn, “Put aside the Ranger…become who you were born to be.”
I think last year was a year of discovery. Playing shapes imaginations and souls and encourages cooperation and conversation. I’ll be figuring out the best way to live accordingly in response for quite some time.
Many thanks to Don West, Corey Riggs, and Mediacom for sharing the story of Catch 365!