There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.
Personally, I love to use quotes as a way to express my thoughts on things. You might be asking, what is you are blogging about today.
In my previous blog, I discussed about my goals in magic. That all the work I have done has to lead to something bigger. The article talked about wanting to do coverage for either SCGLIVE or WoTC. I sent emails to both groups, explaining how I could benefit them for each of their productions.
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
That leads me to StarCityGames. I sent Evan an email expressing my interest in coverage. He responded back with a yes, and listed the dates of fall 2012 schedule and when I could be available. That email had to be one of the best I have ever received. The excitement was overwhelming!
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin-real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
This lead to more challenging part of whole thing, was explaining to my wife that I would be doing live coverage for SCG, instead of road tripping to events like I have done. She saw locations all of the country and wondered how I was going to work it out with my responsibilities. I reassured her that I would be able to take Friday and Monday off around the events for travel purposes. She did the how are you going to be away from us? My retort was “Look I am going to same amount of events but you now will have a schedule of them ahead of time!” Needless to say, the back and forth was challenging, she understands how important this is to me.
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I expect challenges when it comes to doing live event coverage. I’m personally comfortable in the booth, and watching the amount of coverage I have, that I feel I know a lot of members of SCGLIVE team. Nothing going perfect when you are live, there are countless things that can go wrong, but as broadcaster you roll with it and make it your own. Improvement comes from time in booth and working with other talented people.
Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Gilda has a great way of explaining of what is going to happen next for me. Get ready for some very interactive and fun commentary. I want to bring the interviews and stories from the people I have talked to on the Men of Magic podcast (available on MTGCAST.COM) with all personality that I can bring. I want to thank SCG for this opportunity that I plan on making the most of. The fun is about to begin soon. I will leave with one more quote from someone who inspired a nation…. Thanks for reading
Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Mary Lou Retton