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Passionate or obsessed?
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 1:14 PM


By Kylee Baumle

There was a lively discussion on Facebook last week as several of us watched Nik Wallenda walk that tightrope across the Grand Canyon without a safety net or tether.  A common thought was that you’d have to be a little crazy to do what he did.

I tried to put myself in his position, a little difficult to do, but I considered his family’s legacy and the tradition of making a living by performing stupendous feats.  Few outside his family can truly understand what that is.  To be that passionate about something might border on obsession to some.