Juggler Wisdom

I’ve been listening to Penn Jillette’s podcast since it was a radio show. And it stopped being a radio show in 2007(!).

One constant of the show has been cohost Michael Goudeau. I always enjoyed Goudeau’s quick wit and generally happy attitude. What’s not to love about a juggler whose favorite song is “Tomorrow” from Annie?

Michael Goudeau – photo from mikegoudeau.com/media

Earlier this year (maybe it was this year? It’s so hard to remember anymore. 2020, amirite?) Goudeau said something on the podcast that really struck a chord for me, so I wrote it down.

Last week I started thinking about the quote again and it occurred to me that it contained a new resonance in this time of lockdown. So I wrote an article about it, published in the online magazine An Idea.

It’s called The Secret to Enjoying Lockdown — and the Rest of Your Life: How a juggler taught me the meaning of life in less than 90 seconds. Please do check it out and let me know what you think!

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