When I was a kid, my friends all said they wanted to be cops, firemen or doctors when they grew up. Not me. I wanted to be a clown. 40 years later and what am I doing? Writing mostly about the circus known as Georgian Politics. Last month the real circus was in town and we took our little Nestan for her first Big Top experience and she loved it. Then it clicked. Why not do a real circus story for a reality check? Interviewing a true clown is much more interesting than recording anything a local politician has to say. And nobody in politics or on the street protesting politics has an ounce of the guts an aerialist, tiger tamer, or trick horse rider has.