Not surprised by the news that Tic will be transitioning out of his role at Youth Specialties. You could see that coming with the amount of folks that were put into more profiled leadership positions the last few years. I would say, his quicker transition is a surprise (as it seems to be for him as he talks about in the video).
I have met Tic a few times through the hallways and various impromptu gatherings of people before, during and after the National Youth Worker Conventions over the last decade. He has at all times been a person whom you feel the core nature of their heart & soul when you meet them. Even when that is a tougher conversation. YS won’t ever be the same, but that is not a bad thing. Mark, I have only met briefly but seems to be a energizing spirit and has crafted his own vision & practice in youth ministry and I’m sure that flavoring will salt YS in years to come.
- Julius Caesar & Roman Senate : Yes that whole killing Caesar thing didn’t go along so well. Not only were a bunch of people dead, but that began the end of the Roman Empire. Certainly not the most graceful transition of power.
- The Dutch & Spanish : No, not talking about a World Cup final game, though that was a nice if you were the Spanish. But back in the 16 & 17th centuries the Dutch didn’t care to be under the rule of Span’s King Philip and instead of talking it out they had an 80 year war. Not so graceful transition.. Suppose the Spanish got the last word with the 2010 World Cup Championship.. These things can be cyclical
- Salvatore Greco & La Barberas : This may be less on your radar than that Dutch v Spanish quarrel. Here is the beginning of our obsession with what we call the Mafia. Greco headed up the Sicilian Mafia Commission & was mad when some drug deal when bad and their buddy was killed and blamed it on the La Barberas clan and then “it was on” after that! Thus began the First Mafia War. Note: Not talking the Facebook game either