I always wondered about the veracity of stories about kids who ran away from home to join the circus. To me, the circus sounds like a terrible way of life—all trailers, animal manure and creepy clowns. I see the appeal, though, on an abstract level. It's all about contorting reality (or oneself), celebrating the absurd and having a good time. The whole concept is a little too Stephen King for me, but the angry runaway in all of us needs something to aspire to. And I suppose if your kids are going to take off and... More >>>