The phrase “free rein” is defined as allowing someone or something complete freedom and is derived from an equestrian term that means – “a rein held loosely to allow a horse free motion; the freedom that this gives a horse”. (OED) I’m combining both of these definitions as a way of explaining the purpose of this page.
There are times when the people who comment on this blog can’t always find the place to write about other thoughts, problems, topics and points of view. It’s as much my problem as it is theirs. The posts I write, from time to time, may raise collateral issues that can’t always be pigeon holed within the confines of what I have chosen as a topic on any given day. It can often constrain conversation and debate, and just as often, leave some feeling that there is nowhere to bring up other subjects and matters that are important to them.
So I hope all of you will find this a different gathering place, where the conversation can flow more freely. I don’t intend to monitor much of what is written here – most of you don’t give me cause to do so. Given that, I invite you to start or join in on whatever things are interesting, relevant and important to you – unbridled and straight from the horse’s mouth.