I have neglected this project for a bit now, I feel badly about that, as well as about not having the mental/temporal space to work at it.
My Dad died. Last month.
I keep my "stuff" pretty much out of this project; popular education being the goal it seems to me not to matter much who the messenger is, just that the truth about issues be communicated, with context for one to reason about the issue at hand available. I'll get back to this pursuit.
He was my friend as well as my father. I miss his physical presence greatly.
My worldview has been enlarged, my belief system tested- when Life comes to things like this, it is where "the rubber hits the road" as the saying goes.
Hold the folks you love dearly, closely. Be the integrity you feel as life's fabric, the love that holds the weave together. Honor the lost amongst us (all crave respect) while not suffering fools. Fight hard for what you know is right... Some things my salt of the earth, conservative, working class Dad taught me, by example.