This blog looks past partisan politics to find solutions and provide insights into public policy. It is the companion blog to the author's on-line training course in democracy and civic action: www.3ptraining.com.au
It covers a wide spectrum of issues from local to international concerns.
It was previously the support blog for the author's biography "Finding Home, An Autobiographical Account of a Child Migrant Growing on the Edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness” available from Amazon.
Erik is a public policy professional and owner of the online training course in democracy and civic action: www.3ptraining.com.au
…explores ways to create a sustainable and just community. Explores how that community can be best protected at all levels including social policy/economics/ military.
Erik’s autobiography is a humorous read about serious things. It concerns living in the bush, wilderness, home education, spirituality, and activism. Finding Home is available from Amazon, Barnes&Noble and all good e-book sellers.
The autumn leaves are beautiful even as they fall; perfect
yellow from perfect green. Is that why they call this aging ‘the golden years’?
We sat in the orchard, my son and I. Picked out by the
autumn sunlight the leaves were more beautiful than gold. They lay scattered on
the ground like a pirate’s treasure hoard tipped from the chest, only fragile
I have seen gold in the palaces and cathedrals of Europe.
The sweat of peasants stolen and immortalised in leaf on ceilings, and in angel
adorned feasting trays.
Wars have been fought and people killed to gain gold – a yellow
metal less appealing than these scattered autumn leaves. What fools are men!
The hair on my child’s head, gold shot through with red, is the best gold yet. Long
may he live while I turn grey – age an injustice no gold can allay; our comfort
rather to see our children play.