Dear Creative Thinkers International Family--
By now everyone has received the communication that went out notifying you that CTI would soon go offline. There is no sadness in this announcement because we have actually had a much better run here at Ning (September 2007–July 2015) than many others around the web and the race is not done yet.
During the most volatile periods in world history, not everybody chooses to attempt to make a positive difference. I am deeply honored to acknowledge that, as a community, members of Creative Thinkers International did endeavor to do so. Through our collective talents as poets, photographers, artists, musicians, fiction writers, filmmakers, essayists, bloggers, and much more, we employed creative vision to help counter those agendas dedicated to destruction for its own sake and which added to the stultifying regression caused by social polarization and xenophobic mindsets.
I am grateful to have shared this venue with you and I hope to share others in the days ahead as well. The goal has always been to help empower your unique gifts and promote sustainable social and political harmony within the Global Village. We are not abandoning the definitive vision of Creative Thinkers International but the time has come to revise the means through which that vision is expressed and distributed.
With Love to All,
Contemporary award-winning author of classically-styled works in history, poetry, creative nonfiction, speculative fiction, and journalism.