Thursday, July 03, 2003

Community Wizards

Interesting series of articles here.

A Community Wizard is someone who can be trusted to act as a fiduciary of his or her place. Their mastery is all the more special as they have typically acquired it through long years of hard work and patience in an environment that was not conducive to achieving mastery. The knowledge of how to become a great Wizard was not particular accessible, more often than not it was handed down within a family, or through a network organized around the Farm Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce, the women’s club or some local organization or network.

Perhaps these concepts are worth thinking about as we consider what kind of country we want on America's birthday.