February 24, 2017

For this entry, I want to talk about two things:

First, I want you to imagine me with a gigantic grin as I say that the first meeting with the Firehouse Working Group was tremendously fun. Several generous and talented people showed up to lend their voices to the first few pages of Food Clothing and Shelter, and they also had a great many wonderful ideas for the future of that piece.  It was exciting and it was useful, both in concrete, specific ways, and in the harder to characterize (but no less important) sense of energizing my work. 

I don’t know whether I can accurately convey the difference in chemistry between working alone and working with (or on behalf of) a group.  Writing is necessarily solitary, at least at certain times.  I don’t consider the actual writing “lonely” because I never feel lonely when I’m working….but there are times before or after the “working” part where loneliness can start to creep in.  No matter how exciting it is to feel your fingers flying over the...

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