It’s only a month since I suffered a small stroke, and I am still optimistic about ongoing improvement, but I have decided that the time has come to end this blog. Writing has become much more difficult (brain fog) and now brings more stress than I enjoy.
This farewell post is number 1129 – 50 per year for over 22 years – no-one will miss it more than myself – my weekly ritual. Our archive reflects that the most consistent theme over the years was the “doubletalk” of commercial banking – its drive to access and exploit the reputation of the third sector – the shameless monetizing of social impact
But both with myself and readers the most popular part of my weekly offering was the 250 word “intro” – a kind of rambling stroll among meaning and values. Around 500BC, the Greek playwright, Aeschylus summarized our key purpose on earth as “to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” So far, I’ve not heard better.
My final privilege is to thank my readers – who are the motivation for any writing. On a practical point, some of you send a monthly donation towards costs – could you now please cancel this as I’ll be closing that account. Other readers send an annual donation and a couple of dozen kindred spirits send me encouraging emails. Your support for myself and the ideas I explored was of course private – but not from me. Whenever I tried to imagine who I was writing for, your names were as close as I got to a “home team.”
Keep the faith my friends