I’m here with occasional ACW contributor Chauncey Gardiner, who has consented to a rare interview.
MK: Chauncey, long time, no hear. What have you been up to?
MK: That has to be a no-win proposition. Weeds propagate like crazy, and you have only two hands.
CG: You’re missing the point. Weeding isn’t about winning; it’s about not losing. Surely, you can relate to this.
MK: Not exactly. I like to win. And foundations are not thrilled with grant proposals to avoid losing.
CG: What about temporary victories?
MK: New fund-raising territory for me.
CG: Weeding is all about temporary victories. Without them, you lose. And with enough temporary victories, you can tip the scales in your favor.
MK: I’m listening.
CG: Big victories are rare and are never truly permanent. They have to be maintained. And if you can’t win big victories, hold your ground and methodically extend your perimeters.
MK: Thanks for the landscaping advice. Where are you going?
CG: Gotta run. The Japanese stilt grass is going to seed.