Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Developing a website for the project is high on my list of priorities. Right now I'm working on a longish essay about what the world would be like after a successful Global Satyagraha – what we would do if we had a more democratic and effective United Nations. My plan is to use this vision to secure some start-up funding, which in turn I would use to develop a website.

In the meantime, I have been posting some stuff on my blog at I am finding the chronological order of blogging very unsatisfactory, but if you can wade through the disjointed pieces, you might find something of interest. Included on the blog are some of the updates I've sent out on the project, the raw and unedited text from the journals of my 1987 and 1989 walk from Clearwater to Toronto, and an essay about the philosophy (which I call Survivology) that I am basing my efforts on. Of particular interest might be the connection I see between village democracy and village communism, and how that relates to the global village.

Since my Feb. 13 update I have received one email from a recipient, asking to be kept on the list, although she is too busy at present to be more involved. One other recipient recently asked for another update, plus I received your email, Serge. I notice that one recipient has signed the petition at . Thanks, Scott.

I've run across another reference to the use of carts at religious festivals. Apparently the Japanese haul wheeled shrines called horen through the streets for some Shinto festivals.