Missions and Abiding Obsessions:
Let me hazard a guess: you’re too busy to read this.
I get it.
But please give me a moment to point out that my guess is about the only position one can take these days without courting controversy.
What is the place of writing today? People are turning to media more conducive to multitasking, like podcasts. They’re turning to non-fiction away from literature. And they’re seeking confirmation of their beliefs more than any expansion of their minds.
What I’m obsessed with now is the challenge of opening people’s minds to new ideas, of walking them along a path of discovery. I know the difficulty firsthand, having withstood my share of backlash for the opinions and lines of reasoning I’ve shared.
So how do you introduce something new when the dividing lines have been drawn and anyone in the middle is bound to be attacked from both sides? How do you enchant someone with a story in writing when there’s so much else vying for our attention?
I don’t have the answers yet, but I’d be delighted to have you by my side as I embark on this journey of discovery.