I’ve rather neglected this blog to write in other places. This has led to significant articles in STIR, Transition Free Press, Resurgence & Ecologist and (soon) Red Pepper. All fine and good except these are not seriously mainstream and probably share many readers. That’s why I was so excited to be rung by the Telegraph. I missed the first call but when they rang again I was poised to expound upon how Frome is indeed to making (Tory) Localism work and how we’ve supported subsidised charities into viable business….. Then Telegraph Man asked “So, have you ever read the Telegraph?” (I declined the 30% off offer that followed). My sadness was partly relieved by a helpful reference in Saturday’s Guardian ‘The Green party surge – and why it’s coming from Bristol and all points west’…. but I really want to talk to the Daily Mail!
I know, I know, to make a blog work there needs to be a constant stream of inspiring, controversial, insightful postings – and in this I have failed. This is because I am simply overloaded with networking, emails, conversations, meetings…. most of which relate to building a more Active Democracy and more functional voluntary sector in Frome. AND I’m reading my way through From Arrogance to Intimacy which great excitement – and will be back to this place to discuss what’s exciting me as soon as I can. In the meantime, if you want to hear what’s behind my thinking and Independents for Frome, here is a Podcast from the Unicorn Village Camp made this summer….