Figuratively, I’ve always got at least three balls in the air. Right now, for example, I’m working as a content-design contractor at LinkedIn, co-organizing the Content Strategy Seattle meetup, and preparing to teach the information architecture class in the new Content Design/UX Writing certificate program at the School of Visual Concepts.
Literally, I’ve been juggling for a couple of decades. I used to have a pretty cool three-ball routine and could even do a four-ball Mills Mess, but lately I’ve devolved to a weekend club passer and five-ball dabbler.
Actually, my interest in juggling goes back quite a ways. The photo shows me at the age of five months, manipulating three balls (yes, this a real, un-retouched photo). Juggling cognoscenti will immediately recognize the Moschen-esque concentration and grace which to this day suffuse my three-ball routine.
Several years ago, I published George Gillson’s book, Beyond the Cascade: Step-by-Step Guides to 88 Classic Three-Ball Juggling Tricks. I released the rights to the book back to George a while ago, and he published a new edition of it with Brian Dube.