“ …. an ark is a symbol for a refuge in a time of trouble. Noah was warned of the disasters ahead; we also will require an ark in the time to come, and there is a small group of Continue reading How Many Arks Does it Take? Part 1
Having come across a couple of articles recently on village sized communities I have dusted off some writing I did a while ago on group size. If you search for information on human group sizes you will very quickly come Continue reading How big is BIG?
On the 25th of March 1811 a young English student was expelled from University College Oxford for sending copies of a pamphlet entitled The Necessity of Atheism to all the bishops & heads of college. The former Eton scholar had Continue reading Little Vessels of Heavenly Medicine & Balloons of Knowledge
A couple of weeks ago the Guardian ran a story with the headline – Inside ‘Billionaires Row’: London’s rotting, derelict mansions worth £350m – about the large number of huge empty mansions being left to rot while there is a Continue reading Squatting in Billionaires Row
“Your liberals and radicals all want to govern. They want to try it their way– to show that people will be happier if the power is wielded in a different way or for different purposes. But how do they know? Continue reading Walden 3.2
In June 2011 whilst at a friends birthday party the conversation drifted to everyone telling their own Glastonbury Tales. Wearing my green credentials on my sleeve I proclaimed that I would never now go to Glastonbury as “Why would anyone Continue reading Communes & Festivals
“….My parents had been an interesting but struggling couple who lived in a caravan in Evesham. Which was swept away by a river. People then felt sorry for them and they went and lived in an old cricket pavilion. When Continue reading Communal Family Trees (Part 2)
Now and then with one of my other Diggers & Dreamers editorial colleagues – Jonathan How (who runs the wonderful Places-To-Be website http://www.places-to-be.com) – we have together wondered what Commune Family Trees would look like. Along the lines of the Continue reading Communal Family Trees (Part 1)