Month: October 2011

When I go to schools to talk with and listen to  parents as they arrive with their children, often one person will want to come back to talk about an issue that is especially important to him or her. Today I listened to questions and comments about the shamefully inadequate funding for extra service and […]

At Occupy Victoria, I spent some time  talking to people in the crowd about public education and school trusteeship. I eventually found myself talking to a large man who rebuffed any effort at reasonable conversation and who said after a very short exchange,  “You’re only in this for yourself. I can tell.” I didn’t know […]

October 15 and 16 was a weekend of interrelated connections, connecting with friends I hadn’t seen for years, with people who had been of significant help in my life whom I’d lost track of, and connecting with new interesting people with interesting ideas for our community’s welfare. Saturday’s People’s Assembly (Occupy Victoria) demonstrated citizen disillusionment […]