Two recent posts are entitled:
Many thoughts come to mind. I have spent the past decade and more focused on what goes in in my local community. Before that, my volunteer work was primarily at the national and international level. What I’ve been learning at the local level, through getting to know what happens at OMB and COA hearings, and observing what occurs at the Etobicoke-York Community Council, is somewhat astounding, I would say.
I think of a comment by a Councillor in the Toronto Star article, who said that a Councillor’s role in decision-making is very limited, compared to the OMB. That really made me stop and think.
The metaphor of the “failed state,” as it applies to countries that lack a functioning government, comes to mind.
The story about “the South” has also prompted me to stop and think as well.
I will be taking a break from blogging
I am pleased to know that there are people who re-visit my site regularly; the proportion of site visitors in that category has been increasing over the past year.
Thank you for being a regular reader of my posts.
I want to say that, after I have posted a few items, that I’ve been planning to post regarding postwar emergency housing in Southern Ontario, and maybe a few other posts in progress, I will be taking a break, to the extent I am capable of taking such a break, from intensive blogging at this website for a while.
I will be spending time on some off-line, analog projects, involving study of printed resources, and will be working in the pen-and-paper environment for some time. I will also be doing transcribing and note-taking related to interviews and meetings that I’ve been involved with.
I anticipate I may be doing some blogging, now and then, during this period of study and off-line work.
Just to let you know.