I grew up as a very serious, adult-like child, but I have grown into a very childish adult. As a result, I am mildly obsessed with the circus. It’s my dream for my Google search results to autocomplete to “Kirsten Schofield Circus,” so I’ll always take on an assignment where I get to talk to professional mischief-makers.
A couple weeks ago, I was working on a story about “hot guys who are also clowns,” and I got deep into circus research. My friend pointed me in the direction of The Lady Aye, née Ilise S. Carter, a New York-based performer and one of the only female sword swallowers [...]
I recently started working out at a new gym at a new time (lunch time), and apparently this is when oblivious parents exercise with their children in tow. There’s a staffed day-care room for them to use, but often, there are just children wandering through the gym: an 11-year-old who messes with the rowing machine while his mom treadmills, kids that keep running away from dad on the way out, gaggles of children toddling in everyone’s way. Is this just my child-averse, selfish need to focus at the gym or should I talk to gym management?
Related: what’s your take on leaving a group exercise class early? [...]