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Mark Whitaker

On a hot and humid late spring evening, Mark Whitaker, author of "My Long Trip Home" and Executive Vice President and Managing Editor of CNN Worldwide, visited Saint David's School to talk about his book and relate it to this year's school-wide theme: Rigorous Pursuit, and our school's mission.

Whitaker's poignant words and moving story, delivered with a relaxed sense of purpose, were inspirational. His frank, balanced, and at times very emotional re-telling of the story resonated deeply with all present. Mark's struggle to find his identity in many respects: racially, religiously, as a child of divorced parents, and in wanting to be a good parent are universal struggles. Questions asked buy members of the audience after Mark's talk reflected this.

“Interestingly," Mark commented at one point towards the end of his talk, "the stuff I was ashamed of [in my story] is what people are really interested in; that is what is relatable, as oppos…