The Esse Diem Man

He’s the tall cool one……but who is he?

Guy Wilson Daugherty, Fayette County, WV

The header design itself is based on a photograph of my great-uncle, Dr. Guy Wilson Daugherty, as he walked down an unpaved road in Fayette County, West Virginia, about 80 years ago.  My good friend Mark Wolfe of Mark Wolfe Design used the photograph you see in the Facebook page profile picture to create an original concept for Esse Diem.  In this photo, Guy is home visiting during his residency at the Mayo Clinic.  He ultimately became a cardiologist at Mayo.

My Uncle Guy was one of the greatest men I have ever known.  He was humble, intelligent, gentle, funny, kind, and empathetic.  His memory inspires me always to remember that reaching for excellence must be matched with humility and integrity and a spirit of doing for others.  I think of  him as representing a better angel of my nature watching over me and others here as we “dare to read, think, speak and write.”

Image credit: The Daugherty Family archives