I’ve been thinking about this phrase since yesterday when I heard news that affected me and some of the things that I hold dear. If I were to voice my thoughts this morning—when everything seems a jumble and so uncertain—most readers (mainly the drive-by types) would just utter, “so what?”.
Most of the time, the things that matter to me don’t seem to affect others. It’s that “out of the mainstream” orientation that I’ve held for most of my life. I’m not a fan of the status quo because in most cases, it rarely gets to the core of the matter.
Because the past six months have been a blur, chasing deadlines, organizing grant-related events, and generally, just doing the usual year-end hustling that free agency requires, I haven’t been able to devote much time to padding my word count in this particular space. That will likely change next week. I’m planning to write a fairly long post tying together all the variant threads that have been running around my brain the past two months or so.