Monday, July 29, 2013

Two years to democracy


Some time ago, a commentator on the New York Times website drew my attention to a fascinatingly simple plan to exorcize corruption from our constitutional government called Two Years to Democracy. Check out the proposed solution at

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Close at hand

"I had to stop hoping so much that a ship would rescue me. I should not count on outside help. Survival had to start with me. In my experience, a castaway’s worst mistake is to hope too much and do too little. Survival starts by paying attention to what is close at hand and immediate. To look out with idle hope is tantamount to dreaming one’s life away."

~ Yann Martel, Life of Pi