Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like the Edgeryders community enters 2014 with a sense of renewed purpose and hope. 2013 was a year of hard, often dodged work: we needed to lay the groundwork for realizing our vision. As a community, we figure things out together as we go, so even the vision is permanently under construction, though it does build on shared values and the determination to look truth in the eye, however unpleasant it might be. So, we got on with it: built a new platform for life after our spinoff from the Council if Europe: built a corporate vehicle for our projects; got the unMonastery off the ground; and managed to get together in real life as well as on the web, in the unforgettable Living On The Edge 3 event in Matera, Italy.
New things are cooking up on all fronts: expect news very soon. 2014 is shaping up as the year we use all of this plumbing to make a difference, which was the idea from the start; and Nadia has explained clearly what we will do together and why it will work in the new year. Meanwhile, the wonderful [Sam Muirhead] has produced a beautiful, moving, sincere video on LOTE3: a great way to ramp up from the midwinter break into the new adventures that await. Stay strong, edgeryders, there is need of us all.