What is here, on this site?
I have been searching for a proper place to “put” all my writings for a very long time. I’ve tried different places, approaches, and collection strategies and technologies to this end with varying amounts of success.
This is the place. Everything I have written that might be worthy of a read will either be on this site or be linked here. My business site is easily accessible. My private writings for publication are stored elsewhere and password protected. If you once read something of mine and it isn’t here contact me and we will see if I can send you a link you to it.
Why the name Reason Creek?
First let’s talk about the word creek.
Well, several reasons. There was a little creek in my childhood that was a magical, private place and from that special tiny plot of creekside land, I watched the seasons and years pass as I grew to adulthood. It was on the farm where I grew up, and that special little place is now my brother’s property. I still go there when I can and when there is need. When I can, I go there physically. When I need, I go there mentally, metaphorically, or metatatively. This little place is just down a hill from the farmhouse in which my brothers and I all grew up. My parents and one brother are buried just down the road in the cemetery where the blacktop, once dirt, road ends intersects with an old Indian trail. My Twitter name, @nerthus, is the name of a proto-god-goddess from paleo -Europe who predates the Nordic, Celtic, and Germanic dieties with whom people are more familiar. She was an ancient one who was of the bog, the marsh, the swamp, or as we would say today, the wetlands. The places land and water meet are very special to me and to the world. Why? Because of the lessons I learned by the little creek. Wetlands are important to me; they actually touch my heart.
I grew up in a township called Thorncreek. This naming certainly influenced me as well. I loved and still love the land that shaped my thoughts, dreams, and my inner being, my personality.
And now for the word reason.
The word reason, as a noun: cause, rationality, sanity, good sense; as a verb: think rationally, calculate (and in the verb phrase “to reason with”, to bring around); and as part of a phrase: “by reason of” meaning because of, “reason something out” meaning work out, and “with reason” meaning justifiably.
All these meanings have something to do with intellect, perception, and justice. These are the concepts that most intrigue me in this life. People seem to consider me to be an intellectual, and I cannot argue that I am a very “in my head” and analytical sort of person. I have studied perception and how we know what we know my whole life. Justice is a concept that rules much of my action — peace and justice go hand in hand in my book, and justice can only be arrived at through reason that is tempered by what is reasonable.
So I combined two concepts that are dear to me in order to come up with a place for putting my writings. My writings are always dear to me as a topic has to move me before I can write about it. There is some sort of passion associated with every piece of writing I produce; to have any less motivation just wouldn’t be reasonable.