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Sometimes my father would open his juggling act saying, “There are good jugglers and there are lousy jugglers. Tonight you get to see a double feature–a juggler who’s good and lousy.” Though he wasn't the greatest juggler he was pretty darn good. And he was funny which is why his solo act was centered on comedy topped off with some pretty darn good juggling.
My father knew how to apply his talents to at least get by if not excel in whatever he was doing. I've tried to do the same in my life. Looking back on things, I guess I've managed well. I’m not a very good juggler, but I spent years making a living as a professional juggler. Even now I’m always dropping stuff. Perhaps someday I can pick up some of it.