I started blogging in 1999. I ran out of gas several times, and I've been out of the game for years. I return, for now at least, at a distinctive moment.
Mass-scale social media is crumbling. Twitter is dying. The crypto trading world is imploding at the same time, and for the same reasons. Money ruins everything. And there are no shortcuts for the innately human value of trust.
As always, the real communities rise from the ashes as the hustlers crash and the tourists depart. So much is lost in the crack-ups, like tears in rain. Yet that rain also nourishes the soil from which genuine human connection grows. And that connection is what, ultimately, this whole crazy experiment was always about.