It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time; there’s a lot of entries, they’re set out weirdly and becoming involved in the conversation may seem quite intimidating.
This page is supposed to demystify why I write about the topics you’ll find on the blog, and I hope act as a brief introduction to me.
What I’m interested in:
I write this blog because it helps me think and learn. I’m interested in how we develop better forms of civic engagement and how tools like blogs can help shape and contribute to political debate. I tend to focus on local politics and policy but not innuendo, smears or gossip.
I like music so I sometimes write about that too.
I welcome comments, and will always try to respond to what people say. I think that debate is healthy so by all means challenge what I’m saying, tell me where you think I’m right and where I should think again.
A bit about me:
I’m a Lewisham resident, a Labour Party activist, and a former councillor. In November 2006 I became a governor of a federation of local schools. I’ve got a young family but this blog isn’t about them.
Musically I’ve got catholic tastes, but particularly like indie and folk rock, classic punk and soul.
I took the name of this blog – Someday I Will Treat You Good – from a song by Sparklehorse.
Finally here’s a photo of me should you happen to pass me on the street I’d love it if said hello.