I am a 67 year old mammal (born 1952 by my culture's counting) living in the Upper Tamar Valley, although I range across the British Isles and Northern Europe by land and sea.
During my life so far I have been a moderately serious climate and social and ecological criminal, responsible for, and complicit in destruction and damage to the web of systems that sustain me. (I called it a career, and used to be proud of it)
I still routinely consume, although to a declining extent, resources and products that cause continuing damage.
I am custodian of a couple of acres of land supporting fruiting trees and shrubs and producing food for my personal community without the use of non-renewable or non-sustainable external inputs. The land is also slowly increasing the diversity of life forms it supports and I hope to leave it in better heart than I found it.
I sometimes scratch on this wall in an seldom visited corner of the interweb for my own amusement. Occasionally I invite someone to have a look at my scribblings, but there is no more to it than that. Pass along please...nothing to see here.
January 2019 update:
So two and a half years of intermittent posts and for various reasons the time has come to move away from Wordpress and bring this one into my family of Joomla sites.
Content from the previous site is gradually being migrated across. New posts will continue to appear intermittently, the look and feel will get tinkered with as I feel the urge, life will go on...
August 2016 update:
This project has hung around for a couple of years or more with very occasional posts (many of which remain hidden). Not for lack of things worth saying, but pressure of time and events and lack of attention to the importance of reflection.
Having a little more time on my hands now and still a lot of ideas banging around, the current intention is to try and nail one each week – most likely on a Sunday.
The focus is on things relevant to what we might call the broader green movement, and not just the Green Party (GPEW), the movement’s political arm in the UK. I spent the past ten years as an active member of GPEW having taken a deliberate decision to stop being a passive traveller with the movement but to actually do something. Looking around at that time (2006) there was no FoE or GreenPeace group where I was and I stumbled across the Philosophical Basis of the Green Party and it rang a bell for me.
Recent events, most significantly my experiences of going to Paris in December 2016 for COP21, have led me to softly and silently allow my membership and activity in GPEW to fade away. A positive decision to focus my personal energies elsewhere – one consequence of which is that I might be writing more on here …
… we shall see.
July 2014 Introduction
This site uses content that is worked up in my private workspace and vaguely relates to green eco-anarchist ideas.
It may also include material that is copied from other authors if I find them particularly relevant, in which case there will be a link and attribution to the original source and the date it was captured.
More usually a simple link and a summary will suffice.
The site is not regularly updated, only as and when I have time and inclination to add something. The real purpose is not for you to read, although you are welcome to do so, and add comments if you wish – comments are moderated and may be edited before posting (ie censored by me).
The reason for creating this is so that I have a convenient place to gather and organise more or less complete thoughts while the Internet is still available. A backup is taken regularly in the form of a paper printed version which should prove more durable than this ephemeral medium and will allow me to continue the collection once internet access ceases.
At the time of writing this introduction (2014) I have only a vague idea as to how the organisation will proceed, on this site the initial main view will be of posts in descending date order, but this is only a temporary structure.