Category Archive: politics and social change

Norn Iron!

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I’ve lived in the UK going on six years at the end of September. ¬†And I spent most of that time in the stunning capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. ¬†Edinburgh is the home of… Continue reading

Spring?

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While the rest of the world swelters in unusually warm weather, here on the east side of the Cascade mountains in Oregon it is still cold and barely spring. They promised us a… Continue reading

another one bites the dust

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I have no temptation to write a missive in any way arguing that Muammar Gaddafi was a good guy. By definition, dictators are not good guys. Although the actual situation in Libya is… Continue reading

occupy this

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I’m not gonna lie to ya… direct, consensus-based democracy is a slow, slightly dishevelled process. At least at the start of it. This might be true of all movements. The human microphone is… Continue reading