CommunityWatch 2017-03-03T07:13:05+00:00

The road to character is steep and …

it's a dead-end for most "so-called" leaders (Hanging Coffins, Echo Valley, Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines – photo courtesy Trover) (8 minute read) Being in a position of leadership is not a qualification for being Read more...

Information is not knowledge …

and it's no substitute for ignorance (5 minute read) "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance." – Herodotus Today, as never before, information is increasing and knowledge is decreasing. Because Read more...

Fascism versus Democracy …

or 'the strong and wrong versus the right and weak' (7 minute read) I've borrowed the heading from something President Bill Clinton said, and former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright restated in her Read more...

Communities are dying …

from a lack of public engagement, aided and abetted by toxic discourse (7 minute read) A common definition of community is a group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social and Read more...

Can farmland save urban renewal?

They're coming, they're coming ... can the farmers save the urbanites?  As published in Northumberland Today, May 15, 2014 In 1973, Oregon State passed a law to protect farmland and they drew a circle around every Read more...

Community? What is it good for?

You are part of a community and the sum of the parts is greater than the whole (photo: oneeyeland.com) As published in Northumberland Today Community is a grand word. It’s ubiquitous, universal and Read more...

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