An Update & Next Steps

Dear Friends,

I wanted to offer a little update since you haven’t heard from me in awhile. I am doing well and enjoying my sabbatical (read more about that below).

What I wanted to let you all know is I am moving towards publishing solely from my blog: gatheringinlight.com. You can visit and subscribe to via email just like any other service. I considered just importing all emails over there but I wanted you to have the choice to opt-in.

I will keep this Substack so you don’t need to unsubscribe. There are almost 500 of you here and I don’t want to lose contact with you. But I will be posting almost exclusively from my blog. I will use this account for major announcements and bigger updates.

If you want to keep following along, jump over to my site “gathering in light” and subscribe with your email.


Why move back to the blog?

The reasons why are simple: I want to control my own data, make sure you all aren’t being unnecessarily tracked and your information being misused, and more recently, and I like writing there more. It’s the site I’ve been running for more than 20 years. And when I write, I want to keep investing in what I’ve built there rather than giving money to someone else who I don’t know or trust. Having said that, Substack has some egregious moderation policies that make me not want to be here or support their project. Others have been leaving too.

The more internet services like this and others continue down their own monetization paths and terrible moderation policies, the more I want to have control of all of my data and writing again.

Anyways, take a look around gathering in light. If you’ve never been on their before, I think you’ll like it.


On that Topic: Are We Living in a Post-Social Media World?

Here’s a recent interview I did with the folks at the Thee Quaker Podcast on the Question: Are We Living in a Post-Social Media World?

Thee Quaker Podcast brings stories of spiritual courage to your ears each week.

Quakers have always wrestled with big questions in their search for spiritual truth. Thee Quaker Podcast is a continuation of that 400-year-old tradition — we’re digging deep to search for innovative stories that explore themes of faith, conviction, and doubt. Listen and subscribe at QuakerPodcast.com.


Sabbatical

I am currently on Sabbatical and have been busy building a writing studio in my back yard. Now that the studio is complete, I love using it for writing, reading, and creating. I am still moving in but I am very happy with the space.