I never experienced nostalgia for the circus. It was something I was dragged to because my parents assumed it was something “the kids would love.” So about a month ago I passed along that family tradition.

People talk about the magic of the circus the same way I think about the magic of childbirth — if by magic they mean dirty, grimy and far different from what you see on television.

Continued in Intake’s “Big drag in 3 rings

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