I don’t know what a bitcoin is. I know how bitcoin is described in the media, that it is called a crypto-currency, that the Japanese programmer who created it is shrouded in secrecy, that it has been used by drug dealers, that venture capitalists are pouring billions of dollars into “mining” it.
At the National Slow Money Gathering in Louisville, attendees heard Douglas Gayeton cite The Lexicon of Sustainability’s motto: “Remember: Your words can change the world.” I never dreamed that the words I spoke during my six-minute presentation on the stage in Louisville could have such an effect on the world around my family and our farm.
Our meeting at the Altona Grange was another step forward for us all. I suppose we could say that after every one of our meetings, but as this was our first meeting of the new decade, it offers an auspicious moment for an extra bit of reconnoitering.