The Security of Failure

Last weekend was the 47th Annual MadFest, a juggling festival here in Madison, WI. I used to be quite active in this community, but for five years in a row I had another commitment that kept me from the Festival, but for the past two years I’ve been able to attend. Let me tell you, …

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Don’t Give Up; Get Gritty

It’s possible that like me you’re watching the unfolding of the new regime with a sense of dread and astonished foreboding. One tweet summed it up neatly: I knew it would be bad, but I didn’t know it would so stupid. It’s hard to both stay informed and also stay engaged. The constant stream of …

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NaNoWriMo Practice

Tricking Yourself Out of Quitting

It’s ironic; I’ve been working on the whole “Maker Time” schedule, and on days like this (“Blogday”) the plan is to write all three of my week’s posts in one day. The problem I was having was that I found myself writing the day’s post – the “Practice” post – and then getting drawn away …

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