1. I love Eakin’s quote. It captures the essence of something I struggled years to get clear in my mind about living traditions. Here’s another way of telling the story: it’s far more effective to nurture things that could take on a life of their own and grow than it is to create things with brute force. Put life on your side.

    • That is so true. I can think of many examples in real towns — failed super-projects that not only went nowhere, they took the city’s finances down with them. But there are also events and places that grew from a modest start and were given a small push — these become economic drivers, attractants, and joys in and of themselves.

  2. Steve, exactly! Thank you for restating it as you have — love it. Please come to Winnipeg soon. I’d very much enjoy having a conversation with you and William.

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