I picked the name ‘bally bin’ after doing some research into old Gaelic/Celtic languages – it’s literal translation is ‘peak town’.
Since I live where
the view from both my office and kitchen is Pikes Peak I can walk a short ways see Pikes Peak in the Distance (2011 I moved from the mountains to the plains of my childhood) I thought it still think the name appropo.
I think we should all get to live in or near a Peak Town – a local economy that is resilient and sustainable, where individuals reach their ‘peak’ via creativity and freedom, where resources are valued and used wisely.
And, since I have an opinion on just about everything (and can’t help but write about it) I figured an innocuous title for my blog wouldn’t lead readers astray – yes, I write about a variety of topics – No, I’m not an ‘expert’ on any of them. Just sharing observations and what has worked (or not worked) for me.
There are times, too, that I get pretty grumpy about things I observe in our society. I occasionally curse – so my blogs are not always appropriate for little ones. On the other hand, I try to admit when I know I’m being biased or perhaps just a little too unreasonable regarding a subject. And there are some things that are ‘accepted the way they are’ that I think we REALLY should be questioning.
A well-placed no-no word is sometimes the only way I know to convey just how important it IS to question accepted wisdom or tradition.
So if you choose to read my observations, remember, they are just that – observations. Doesn’t mean I think everyone should rush right out and do anything on just my say-so. I do hope to inspire folks to question the status quo, take an active part in their own community, healthcare and purchasing decisions.
Many of the things I denounce may draw a “Welll Duuuhhhh!” from you. Okay. But realize I only write these things because I’ve observed questionable behavior or decisions based on what I believe to be incorrect information.
You may disagree.
And that’s okay. I won’t try to convert you if you don’t try to convert me.