About

We know that weather systems, economies, cultures, and life itself are examples of complex systems

meaning interconnected (think of the story about the butterfly flapping its wings in Tokyo

and causing a hurricane in New York)…and yet

we continue to argue (and apparently to believe)

that we can change, alter, redefine, rewrite, redraw, and/or recreate

categorical boundaries

identities, relationships, defining characteristics…boundaries in general

and yet nothing will change.

Why do we believe this?

This is my governing concept: that boundaries matter

that every time we change a boundary, we change the world

that boundary changes can be good or bad – depending on whether

the change is in accordance with the realities of

honesty, ethics, and integrity.