Anyway, I was reminded of what a sap I can be, when he played a brief video clip that shows the decline of the coral reefs in the marine park off the Florida Keys. Got kind of teary-eyed.
I should mention that I am a diver. The sort of diver who becomes more and more addicted to the activity with every minute of downtime that I log. Still trying to decide whether my dive with the whale shark in Hawaii OR my dive with an entire school of reef squid off Roatan (Honduras) was my favorite.
Being teary-eyed during a conference keynote is not good when you’re supposed to remain objective about what you are covering. Another reason to spend a couple of days — rather than a couple of hours — sorting through my notes.