At To Move Mountains our goal is to bring strong education to the Nuba region of Sudan. After 30 years of dictatorship rule, the death of over 3 million citizens, and unstable living conditions, the Nuba people came to the conclusion that what their future was in need of most was education.
One of the best things is being able to be used as a vessel for something to be said. For writer’s that is the reality. We’ve flirted with Fiction in one way or another, and then she grasped us and said, “I have something to say through you.” And what do we have to say other than, “Here am I”?
There have been very interesting stories in support of the Madoc story. In 1810 John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, in a letter to a friend about a conversation with an old Cherokee chief about a group of men who called themselves “Welsh” that built forts along the Alabama River for protection against the ancestors of the Cherokee.
There is a fog that sits over most things that obscures our vision from the truth, from reality. In war, it’s been labelled as the Fog of War. It was first referred to by Carl von Clausewitz, the Prussian military analyst, as “twilight” or “moonlight”, but both similar metaphors to fog.
I’ve been writing since the 3rd Grade, so I would hope that I’ve learned my craft/discipline. What I don’t appreciate is when people or other people claim to be “the best.” Especially in writing.