Friday, June 1, 2007

Manifesto / Intro (We're new at this, so bear with us...)

Hi from Sunny Southern California!

We're happy and excited to add our voice and perspective to the Trojan Family, but make no mistake we are setting up this blog to speak to the world!

Our hope and aim is to bring our unique experience to bear in a (mostly) thoughtful, though not excessively reverent, way.

Yes, we are all squirrels, but /and we have a request:

After reading our posts, resist the possible temptation to lump us together or write us off and say,
"That's what all squirrels say," or mutter to yourself "typical squirrel rant"...

THINK, and remember how you feel when you are judged as just-another-demographic-unit or subset of society.

In a word, check yourself before you have to correct yourself. (We love that phrase but didn't make it up- it's part of the urban vernacular.*)

We are all the same but unique, just like you :).

One more thing: we wholeheartedly believe that 'going within' will lead to universal themes and truth.

So our aim is to have the courage to be squirrelnal (think personal- but for squirrels) and to risk that vulnerability.

NOT to add to the cacophony to the Over Self Revealing Epidemic Dance Remix that's been blasting for the last decade**, but to speak to and for what exists in all of us.

Phew! Heady, heavy stuff right here off that bat, but we promise it won't be like this all the time, or even most of the time.

We're just trying let you know where we're coming from, and what our theme is.

To paraphrase what we heard Reese Witherspoon quote June Carter Cash post Oscar win a few years ago...

We're Just Trying to Matter

*Lots of neat words and sayings can be found at We turn to this it when the students use an expression that leaves us clueless. A word of warning though, some of the expressions are Not Suitable for Young Ears. And, as always, if you're a minor (and you know if you are or not)

**Is it Getting Louder? We think so!!

1 comment:

Throckmorton T. Guildersleeve Mudducker IV said...

Always fascinating, ever delightful, consistently surprising....