I see that I made a mistake in the blog about Mary.  I have the correct quote from President Fondow and then I repeat it with President Baneck.  Baneck politely corrected my mistake in the comments section.  I’m finding that I do a lot of that more and more.  Little mistakes here and there that are frustrating and sometime embarrassing.  I used to not make mistakes.  In fact I thought I made one once but I was wrong.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams, ‘The Dilbert Principle’
US cartoonist (1957 – )
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
Niels Bohr
Danish physicist (1885 – 1962

I am getting to a point where I kind of look froward to my mistakes.  I follow myself around with a great sense of curiosity.  I want to know what I’m going to mess up next.  I want to see what I’m going to forget next before I forget it.  Some mistakes of course are a little more substantive.

A man receives a phone call from his doctor.
The doctor says, “I have some good news and some bad news.”
The man says, “OK, give me the good news first.”
The doctor says, “The good news is, you have 24 hours to live.”
The man replies, “Oh no! If that’s the good news, then what’s the bad news?”
The doctor says, “The bad news is, I forgot to call you yesterday.”


It is wonderfully comforting to know that mistakes can only happen to people who actually try and “do stuff” and that there are always folks out there that will “put the best construction on everything”.  The biggest mistake of all would be not trying.