Agenda for June 17, 2016 Meeting

Here is the agenda I sent out for a June 17, 2016 meeting, which was held so that some who might be interested in participating in The Kindling might hear more about the idea and help develop the idea by asking questions.

I share the agenda here for the sake of disclosure and to get all our building materials out in the open.

Agenda for the June 17, 2016 First Meeting of the High Council of Innovation


  • The Origin Story
  • You're Catholic, you live in Phoenix, and it's on your mind: it's fair game.
  • A Healthy Catholic Pluralism

The Kindling as a System


Our function

  • Enjoy Writing Stuff
  • Enjoy Reading Stuff
  • Enjoy Connecting with People
  • Enjoy Cultivating Civil Conversation in Phoenix

Not our function:

  • Get big on the internet
  • Advance an agenda
  • Proclaim or evangelize


  • 6-month renewal periods
  • Mandatory switch of categories


  • Editors (plural) not Editor (Singular)
  • Writers: freedom and responsibility


  • Editors
  • Writers
  • Proofreaders
  • Administrator

Nuts & Bolts

  • Squarespace
  • Markdown
  • Slack
  • Google Docs

Hansonian Maxims

  • Something is better than nothing.
  • There is no guarantee.
  • Chill out.

Concluding Thoughts, Rants, Questions, & Prophetic Utterances