09/17/2012 07:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How The Space Needle Injected Me With The Travel Bug

Seattle's KCTS recently produced a TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair (and our Space Needle). Because I enjoyed the fair as a seven year-old back in 1962, the producers sat me down for an interview.

It caused me to think about the random events in a person's life that open them up to our world, and the long-term blessings that can result. Check out this 84-second video. Then think of what in your childhood may have contributed to your appetite for getting out of your comfort zone to enjoy and learn from other cultures. Then, if you like, share it with a comment here.