Barn Burners

Why have I created this blog you ask? The reason is simple. To burn barns. William Faulkner once wrote a short story that went by this name in which a boy lives with his tenant farming father who has a nack for setting barns ablaze. The point of the narrative is that the father finds equality by burning down what enslaves him. Burning barns is what bridged the economic gap, forged the thoughts of a new life for the father, and revealed the harshness that tenant farming was in that time.

I cannot hope that by simply naming this blog “Barn Burners” that we will solve economic problems and bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. Although that task is one my dreams. But I can say that I hope this blog is a way to burn down the barns in our own lives so to speak. It is my hope that this will in some way help us bridge the gap between who we are, and who we wish to become. Because God knows there are plenty of barns that need only a spark.

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