I no longer need the affirmation of others — don’t get me wrong, I appreciate it, but it’s icing on the cake, not the basis for my self-esteem.The other big gain has been the ability to solve my own problems. A bad day at the laundromat might lead to my downing a fifth or more of gin. ” Aren’t those the kinds of things I should have learned in 6th grade or so?In fact, ten years ago, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, I created a special tribute video that was shown at the 2008 Columbus, Ohio Shroud Conference.Even sadder, since I produced that video, several more team members have passed, so their names are not included in the memorial at the end of the tribute.I honestly am doing the very best I can, but I really don’t feel I’ve accomplished anything to be proud of. Alright, I’ll admit I’d probably be a lot more into celebrating if my ex (gosh, that’s a weird word to type) was celebrating with me. In a sense, this relationship was just the latest casualty, its termination a delayed aftereffect.He was my biggest motivator and the most powerful catalyst in making the decision to once and for all get my act together. I’m continuing with my life as strong and clear-headed as anyone could be.
However, even more important is the fact that this year also marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) on October 8-13, 1978.As you scroll down through the page, you can review the items that were added this year in chronological order.You should find this an excellent way to sample the evolving content of this website.Here is the link to A Tribute to the STURP Team - 1978-2008, which runs just under 15 minutes.Watch for more important STURP information in every future update this year.