A plant quietly grows in our city that incited a revolution in how we fasten things together. In this video, I show you what it looks like and share this story of nature-inspired design involving Swiss engineer George de Mestral, some seeds, and an idea that just wouldn't let go.
It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.
The digital age and the internet has further limited what a public figure should and should not say. But that does not change the first commandment of all public dialogue: you are never off the record!