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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Coming Back to Life

Hi there! This is the second time I’ve come back to this blog after a long hiatus. The first time I shut it down, it was because I felt that there was nothing that I was saying that other people weren’t also saying, and usually better than I did. Then the 2015-2016 U.S. election cycle …

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Defining Moment

The Defining Moment, Part 12: Far Enough?

The Saddest Word is “Almost” Now that you’ve gone through the objective “Positive/Negative” evaluation of your Defining Moment experience, it’s time to go back to your gut. Did you go far enough? Much like the question “did you like it?” this is one where the answer will be immediate, followed by a whole bunch of …

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