I am a skill collector. What this means is that I am not extremely talented in any one major thing. Instead, I grab onto whatever skill has my attention for the moment and I give it 100% until I am satisfied, then, without even putting my mind to searching for a new skill, a new skill comes to me.
Decades ago I traveled through the Southwest. On my journey, I became enthralled with Native American looking dinner plates. They were way out of my budget. So what did I do? When I got back to the Midwest, I signed up for a pottery class and made my own. My plates were impressive, and if I would have had a better teacher, I am certain they would have been even better.
When I was in a rock group, I used to write lyrics and melodies and collaborate with my band. One…
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