Writings by Cole Huffman


Forever's As Far As I'll Go

People say if you know something well you know it like the back of your hand. It seems I do not know the back of my hand that well after all. I wouldn’t be able to draw precisely from memory the vein pattern. I can’t say how many hair follicles are there. I do know my gold wedding band has worn a smooth circle around the base of my left-hand ring finger. I’ve loved being married to my college girlfriend from Florence. Our silver anniversary is May 22. The words that... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Apr 25
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Adaptive Honesty: The Art of Teachability

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom” —Proverbs 11:2 Being married to an artist means I usually never pick up a paintbrush for anything around our house. I did once, memorably.  We were converting a room from an office to a nursery. Since Lynn was pregnant at the time and didn’t need to breathe in paint fumes, I took the job. She pointed out that the walls would need two coats of paint. I wanted to knock... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Mar 20
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In Praise of Failure

It epitomizes contempt to say to someone I hope you fail at everything you do . But what if I told you I hope you experience some failure at points ? I am actually serving you, saying this. During the Winter Olympics, an article appeared on Scott Hamilton. He was a figure skating medalist at the 1984 Games, and a longtime analyst for the event. “I calculated once how many times I fell during my skating career—41,600 times,” he said. “But here’s the funny... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Feb 21
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