Logan Plaster

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Media executive Logan Plaster, in brief.

November 8, 2021
2 minutes
Logan Plaster

Home: Baltimore, MD.  Profession: Editor / Creative Director.  Organization: StartUp Health.  Significant other: Laura (wife).  Alma mater: Medill "J" School (Northwestern).

Current project: Writing and hosting a documentary series about the entrepreneurs reshaping how we think about health.  Recent recognition: Power Press Award.  Latest accomplishment: Designing a new print magazine that showcases the best of health tech.  Latest contribution to others: Playing Luigi to my son’s Mario to make his Halloween dreams come true.  Hobbies: Juggling, piano, making eggs every which way.  Last book read: Whatever my wife recommends.

Moral compass: Love God, love your neighbor.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Laughter comes easy and tears are welcome.  What is your greatest joy? To forgive and be forgiven.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? A wise judge.  How do you relieve stress Playing the piano.

What book have you repeatedly read? The Supper of the Lamb (Robert Farrar Capon).   Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My brother Graham.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Desktop publishing, which has democratized print media.  What is your go-to source of news and information? NPR.  Where do you get the most creative inspiration?  Monocle magazine.

What is your big idea? Kindness + clarity + patience = leapfrog possibility.  What change would you like to see in the world? Love.  Of neighbor, enemy, God, all.  What widely held belief do you reject? That the world needs more Oxford commas.  What mega-trend most excites you? Authentic lo-fi storytelling on social media.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Ordinary Time.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Jimmy Stewart, circa Philadelphia Story.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in Heaven? King David.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A cartoonist.  What advice would you give your younger self? Do the work one day at a time; there aren’t any shortcuts.

Personal mission: To work with excellence and love whole-heartedly, to God’s glory.  One favorite quote: "The  truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life" (C. S. Lewis).  Desired epitaph: He was a man of faith, discernment and quiet strength.

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