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The Monthly Salon: October
Plus, a reader asks about making connections
Hello readers. Apologies first of all for the slowness in offering up the first of my tales of the wild saints. It was supposed to be with you by now, but the business of life has intervened. We’re nearly there, though. Ewan, our in-house artist, has put together a beautiful carving for the story which surpasses even his usual standards, so I hope it will be worth waiting for. On my return, we will begin the journey.
In the meantime, here is your monthly opportunity to take the floor and talk about anything you like.
While I’m here, I’m going to pass on a thought from a reader. Last week we held one of our regular online Founders’ Gatherings, where Founder Members of this little Substack gather to talk with me four times a year about whatever’s on their minds. One reader brought up a familiar issue: how to find, and connect with, like-minded people. Sometimes, when we see the world in a certain way, it can be hard to find others who share the understanding. Despite my general e-phobia, I recognise that this is one area where the Internet can come in handy.
I suggested on that call that it might be worth putting this quandary out to all of you here. It seems to me that there might be a few of you who would like to talk to each other about building networks, communicating with each other outside of this Substack, and working out how to build spaces for your jellyfish tribe, either online or in actual reality.
Perhaps this is something you’d like to bring up below. It’s up to you. What I have also done is to fire up Substack’s ‘chat’ facility in case this proves useful for this discussion. You can access this via a laptop or a phone, I’m told, and it’s open to all subscribers, who can either join in an existing chat, or begin their own.
If you want to know how to set it up, please look here rather than asking little old Luddite me. I have just started up a chat thread on this topic, which you should hopefully be able to see here. Or, as I say, feel free to start your own.
With all that said, the floor is open as usual, to talk about anything you want.