Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Margerine Campaigning

So I may be spreading myself a bit thinly for some tastes, like a meagre offering of margarine. Here, on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedi n, popping up before audiences across the nation either via some media or appearing in a puff of smoke, as large as life and twice as ugly.

And this raises a dilemma. This blog was never intended to be a daily diary; my autobiography was intended to be the framework for a wider discussion. And yet some people don't travail the digital wasteland further than the blog and still want to know what I am up to.

So... I will explore the technological to feed all the crazy to here as well from the other places and, failing that, will post little pieces if anything interesting is happening. I hope this is a happy medium.

On that note, snow permitting, am off to Exeter University at the invitation of the student Howard League guys to give a talk on penal reform. Sold out!


  1. I talked to you after your talk at Exeter Uni about a popular leftist revolution in the 80s in Central America using open prisons to rehabilitate and reform the torturers of the Somoza dictatorship. Part of a John Pilger film looks at it.

    "Nicaragua - A Nations Right To Survive" by John Pilger is accessible at

    He starts talking about the prisons at 19 minutes in. Hope that's helpful.

    Best wishes,

  2. I really enjoy your blog, and hope you keep it up, though I would understand if you can't. Glad things are going well for you.

  3. The blog will continue, though whether I ciould keep posting on a daily basis is another matter!