The idea here

It’s about having something to say.

We say a person ‘found their voice’ like it was lost in the sofa cushions, but for me it’s about someone having something they need to say. Not just something they know, but something they need others to know.   So they say it, or try to, and—no surprise—people usually don’t get it, not really, at least not many people, not at first.  Continue reading “The idea here”

Explorer or settler

Would you rather be an explorer or a settler?  You can’t be both at once: The explorer goes where the settlers aren’t.

Settlers go where the resources are—things to eat, room to build and grow, secure enough to dig in and set about raising the next generation.  Settling is often backbreaking or boring work,  with calamities large and small—but with luck you survive, and you’re never alone, and year by year, you get to wipe your brow and watch as things get better for you and yours. Continue reading “Explorer or settler”