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Here’s some advice to the Lib Dems on diversity……

I got up this morning and on the news I was hearing that the Lib Dems want to diversify, meaning they don’t want to be – as I call it – so Vanilla or as the radio commentator was saying, ‘White, male and pale.” It seems that they are taking action… Continue reading

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The ramblings of two Mid-Westerners in London….(another random connection)

In my last post, I documented a random encounter at Chicago O’Hare airport. This time, I’m thinking about an encounter I had when I landed in London Heathrow on Saturday morning. I got to the Heathrow Express ticket machines and saw a young woman … Continue reading

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Thank you for sharing….

I am in the line for security at the airport. It is a longer line than usual, but thankfully I arrived early enough to not care. Behind me stands a daughter and a mother. At one point, daughter says loudly: “I was so calm this morning. Now I’m tot… Continue reading

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Chicago brief: A two hour meeting which proved very instructive…

On Monday, I attended a meeting of lawyers, doctors, community workers, government officials, people from umbrella organizations for service/support providers. This group meets monthly to discuss and agree shared lobbying priorities in relation to… Continue reading

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Feral elite, feral underclass – surely we have more constructive ways of communicating?

Here I am in the suburbs of Chicago. Today I was at the local bank with my father. We were talking with someone he knows well there (he’s been going to the same bank for over forty years!). His contact is a White man in his early sixties who calls… Continue reading

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Moral Courage, Divisions Between People, and Self-Awareness

Since 22 August, which kicked off the DC part of my US travels, I’ve been having a lot of comparative discussions about the UK and the US. They began with a brown bag talk I gave at The Praxis Project and carried on into coffees with researchers a… Continue reading

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A call out for ‘Movement’ Awareness…

I was at a gathering recently of about a dozen or so lefties – I’m sure everyone in the room would agree to the broad label. ‘Broad’ is definitely the operative word; the spectrum of beliefs within this group was interesting, if not highly enterta… Continue reading

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(IN)VISIBILITY – PART 2

I do a lot of work with movement/dance. Last weekend, I participated in a workshop where I was very conscious of this idea of (in)visibility. One woman stands out in particular. She is stunning looking in a host of ways – including a number of tat… Continue reading

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(In)visibility

“You ache with the need to convince yourself that you do exist in the real world…and you strike out with your fists, you curse and you swear to make them recognize you. And, Alas, it’s seldom successful.” The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison… Continue reading

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