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In response to David Pinto's question about audience.

David Pinto wrote: "As background 'research' for my book I sought out a film I have seen a while back, Two For The Money, with Al Pacino. Great movie, in my opinion (snip). However, the film didn't do that well, and the critical response is poor, at least from the IMDB site. SO I am definitely out of sorts with mainstream opinion.

Explorers Emerging in Landscape of Change

I've found some other "explorers" this week. I've discovered that I simply need to ask.

Introducing the idea

When my ideas about the "Landscape of Change" started to emerge, all I wanted from people was feedback on the reality and usefulness of the concept. It didn't take me long to discover that the concept did make sense - but then I wasn't sure what to do about it. That was back in 2011.

Celebrating my crazy-sane friends and contacts

This is an appreciation and celebration of the crazy-sane people I know. I'm not naming any - but I'm reflecting on them. I'm exploring facets of their personalities, considering why I include them in the category of crazy-sane, what I mean by it, and why I treasure them.

Unreasonable people

The "crazy-sanes" I know are "unreasonable" people. I don't mean that they lack reason (some are full of reason and logical thought). I mean unreasonable in the sense of the George Bernard Shaw quote:

Reflections on directions

If things happen in an emergent kind of way then every now and again it's a good idea to reflect on what's emerging. Two phone calls this morning provide pointers.

The connecting theme is simply my own learning journey and how it illustrates and informs my ideas about deep patterns of change. One call was from Jemima Gibbons of FRSA London Reboot. The other was from Francis Sealey, of GlobalNet21 meetups.

Good Wednesday - Unplugged, Civil Society Forum, Secret Conversations.

Wednesday morning offers a midweek oasis at "Everything Unplugged". Tony Hall and I once decided that it is our slightly time-shifted version of an evening visit to "the local" in an ideal world. Unplugged is where we're confident of finding good conversation and friendly faces - with the exact mix of friendly faces being unpredictable.

Toilets and gas!!

Market toilets

At the meeting on Tuesday John told us about the latest progress in providing pay-as-you-go  toilets in the new market in Kafanchan. Pam described in her earler blog the Sulabh toilets in India which have many environmetal advantages. These will be the model for the ones in the market in Kafanchan-developed after the old market was burned down during the tragic religious violence of a few years ago.

Market toilets, waste plastic, CISCO costs and the rest of the news from Kafanchan

New blogger in training!

I'm Frances Dada, writing my first blog to report back on the UK-Nigeria Dadamac meeting held last Tuesday, 5th February. I spent three years in Nigeria with VSO in the eighties and have visited Fantsuam Foundation in central Nigeria many times since its beginnings around 2000. I am Fantsuam Foundation's link person in the UK based in Leeds. 

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