I do all those things. I am all those things. But I am also someone who’s made mistakes. Not big mistakes- but perspective is lost in this internet age. We have magnified the minimal and diminished the dastardly. Perhaps it depends on who you are or the luck of special interest legislation. Wisdom is earned; and often acquired through the mistakes that we’ve made. But our mistakes run the very real risk of silencing us forever- not refining us. What is to be learned of hard won wisdom- when the wise are vilified and de-voiced? What does rehabilitation and reformation mean in an era of pandering, polarization and permanent access?