• Kirsten Johnston


I like the word robust.

I like the way it sounds. In its quietly onomatopoeic way, it sounds as it suggests. It is a solid word, not flippant. Two unassuming syllables provide for a grounded pronunciation. It draws out a tone lower in our range. It is not a decorative word. It is foundational.

I like what it means: Strong, healthy, vigorous. Able to withstand or overcome adverse conditions. It is good, wholesome stuff that we can, I guess, aspire to.

Most of all, though, I like how it applies. A robust practice would not be buffeted. It would not slide away in less than ideal situations. It would become an anchor in itself.

I like the word robust.



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