Why am I putting myself first on My Big List of people I've gotten to know over the years? Why wouldn't I put myself at the top of my list? It's my list. I'm the common denominator. Besides, during the course of connecting with all these people you're about to meet—some more deeply than others—I'd be a fool if I wasn't also forging a deeper connection with myself. YOU are the person who spends the most time with you. Might as well learn something from the person you're spending all that time with.
Do I know you? One man's attempt at a lifelong head count.
NOTE: If you think I might have a photo of you—most likely at least one great photo of you—don't be afraid to ask me to post it (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a brief entry about how I know you. And if I've met or known you but don't have any photo evidence, feel free to send along YOUR favorite photo of you. (I'm fascinated by what that slideshow might look like.)