Medium Short: … and Sweet

Receiving good signals on the heels of hard work

B. Lorraine Smith
5 min readJul 28, 2023
Every day life around here: Joni observing the local squirrels from the new back porch window. We’re finding our stride. (Photo by me.)

Welcome to the latest Medium Short, a weekly accountability practice highlighting what I’m up to along the unmarked trail to #IndustrialHealing, where hackers still hack but forward progress continues. Reminder: all my Medium articles are linked for free here.

It’s been a big push of a week. But instead of that feeling of pushing string, wondering if anything is amounting to anything, I felt a few things fall into place. I got a spot as speaker for Medium Day, I received rewarding feedback on Matereal World, and I had a hilarious conversation with my former running self.

My LinkedIn account is still hijacked. A few people are telling me this is sabotage targeting me specifically. I doubt I will ever know. Regardless, I’m reaching folks through other channels (like you, here, now). And I’m asking people more directly to share anything they find useful (thank you!), and to provide feedback (got any?).

It’s amazing what happens when we ask for what we want.

Here’s the week that was…

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B. Lorraine Smith

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact.