Sunday, May 30, 2010


When you've been under fire for a long time, everyone looks like a threat. So you build walls to keep the threats at bay, and let only a trusted few through the barricades. If you're not careful, staying safe can pretty easily become a way of life, even long after the shelling stops.

At least in the world I inhabit, most people represent some sort learning opportunity, not a threat. But you have to open the barricades to experience what they have to offer, against the risk that a bad guy will slip through the defenses.

After a day of actually engaging with my community, I have to say it's worth the risk. Anything else makes for a pretty awful way to live. Here's to taking away walls.

All for now,


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