A+ Roundtable: Our Favorite Mistakes

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Mistakes, like shit, sometimes happen. You don't mean to do it, but before you know it you're two feet in already and there's no turning back. A lot of times we think of mistakes in terms of regret or misfortune, but then there are those lucky miracles that – once it's all over – you wouldn't take back even if you could. This week we asked ourselves: What's a mistake you're glad you made?

Heather Hogan, Managing Editor
When Stacy and I found a litter of feral kittens on our back slab of concrete almost four years ago, I made the mistake of promising that I would get TNR certified by the ASPCA, trap them, have them spayed/neutered and vaccinated, socialize them, and adopt them out to other families. Because no one has more than two cats, max, especially in New York City. I did all the things I said — except the part about letting them go live with other people. After Stacy and I socialized them, we did adopt out one of them, who'd already become ver...

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