Passion, in what ever form or desire is just that…passion. It is
what drives us to keep doing what we do. Finding the time for
Orchid, carving out that 20 minutes to scan over the myriad of
subject threads does not take up much of my day. I might not be able
to do this every day, but thanks to the infrastructure of Orchid’s
friendly moderated forum style, it is much easier than some of the
other forums I read. Now carving the time for blogs, forums, news,
email, friend’s Utube selections, could take up a whole day. The
question is where do you spend your time and how much. What is most
valuable to you?
This weekend I spent my time with a very good friend in Connecticut
who is also very busy. His calendar (he’s a research
neuropsychiatrist at Yale) would make your head dizzy. So for us to
find one weekend of blissful and quality time together means no
internet for me. However, the time we spent together was precious.
Orchid is the pinnacle of friendship, knowledge, community,
education, critique, pats on the back and content
sharing. I make it a priority, so much so, that I am also the
Ganoksin Raffle Organizer (which you will hear about soon).
Personally, I have made a career out of reading and sharing with
Orchid. From Metalwerx to a Flex Shaft Book (still the best seller
for MJSA) and now Cleverwerx. Many of you out there have written to
me, sharing my excitement of bringing a new school together and now
a new business venture. Where would I be without Orchid and its’
friends and support. Not where I am now, that is for sure.
So the answer is, first decide what is important to you. Orchid is
important and I make the time.