Seeking community – its fundamentals

(Picture: These children deserve a warm and loving community and a world of wonder in which to grow and flourish like those in most developed countries) I have been invited to participate in projects around community development, learning activities around world transitions, and discussions of all sorts about the dilemmas faced globally. I find in […]

Life on the edge

We hate not fitting in more than anything else, and yet, we’ll never be all the same. Aldous Huxley, Brave new World) (The newest member of my Gambian family with his big brother) It has been one year and one month that the latest plague in the world COVID 19 paid me a visit and […]

A new beginning

The challenge we now face is to realize that we must be open to ourselves and each other about the need for a new destiny

Humanity at the crossroads

The solutions to what ails Humanity doesn't exist in talk.... it will require imperative and significant actions related to human beliefs, behaviours and actvities.

Finally -perhaps a glimmer

A new beacon and a new standard to light the way into the future.

Love and its Magic

I have been lax in my writing since I came to The Gambia and have begun to think it is time to get back to it. I normally write when the muse visits and compels me. It begins with an idea, a thought or a title, which I let gestate in my head and my […]

Motivating and Engaging People – a development necessity

(Participants at a CED workshop on the Lower North Shore in Quebec – rural remote communities along the coast without a road network) At a recent working session in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland entitled “Bonne Bay a Treasure and a Resource” there was much discussion on the way forward for Bonne Bay in light of it […]

Building the Foundations of Community

Introduction Society has clearly come to a crossroads, especially so in developed countries.  It is rapidly becoming evident that all growth has its limits.  The very foundations of developed society and the world’s ecology have been shaken in order to expand production, consumption and fiscal wealth.  The imperative for new theories, models and processes of […]

A Pre-Community Economic Development Process

There is an ever growing movement towards Community Economic Development (CED) as an approach to economic renewal in both the developed world and developing world as everyone adjusts to the transformations and shifts in industry, wealth and social needs.  There are many definitions, approaches and concepts which fall under what is called CED.  There are […]