Welcome

Posted: November 25, 2006 in Uncategorized

Paul Graham

Welcome to my web site. I’ve established it with three objectives:

  • provide a point of contact for my business; I’m a freelance writer, teacher and communications consultant in Winnipeg, Canada.
  • contribute to the world wide web discussion on how to transform our communities and our world into sustainable, peaceful societies
  • have some fun

This web site and the objectives I’ve set for it are works in progress. Please visit from time to time and feel welcome to send me an email if you find anything that interests you.

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Comments
  1. Karen says:

    Hey, I like your website Paul : )

  2. Hoopy Frood says:

    What does “S” stand for? If I ask this question enough times, will it rate a place in your FAQ?

  3. webmaster says:

    If you ask more than once, Hoopy, (may I call you Hoopy?) it will not help in the least. However, if I receive at least three additional queries from other individuals, I would have to answer truthfully.

    🙂

  4. Clear thinker says:

    Love your new website, but what does the “S” stand for??????

  5. Paul says:

    🙂

    I sense a movement building.

  6. Gill from the UK says:

    Paul, nice site – but I think it was a mistake to include the ‘Grahams nemed Paul’ page. Some of them might be better-looking than you – and nearer Derbyshire! ;P

    On that note, Merry Christmas. You’ll have noticed that yet again I have forgotten to send you a card in time for the occasion – so please accept my love and hugs. Oh – and pass those single Paul Graham e-mail addresses on, right??

    xx

  7. Gill from the UK says:

    Paul, nice site – but I think it was a mistake to include the ‘Grahams named Paul’ page. Some of them might be better-looking than you – and nearer Derbyshire! ;P

    On that note, Merry Christmas. You’ll have noticed that yet again I have forgotten to send you a card in time for the occasion – so please accept my love and hugs. Oh – and pass those single Paul Graham e-mail addresses on, right??

    xx

    P.S. The ‘S’ stands for Satan – he doesn’t like people to know, so keep that one to yourself…

  8. webmaster says:

    Hi Gill. If you follow the links you’ll find that one of us is quite a bit closer to Derbyshire. As for availability, well, you’ll have to check that one out yourself.

    🙂

    Christmas hugs backatcha!

  9. anna christine says:

    Hello Word Man,
    And I do remember way back asking that same question about the
    ‘ S’… and you know that I do, in my ‘articulately verbal, brow beating,
    mind twisting, long distance way’ STILL believe I can make you talk!!!!!!!!!!! Nice site.
    You look Great……. a c

  10. Sean Wilson says:

    Hello, my name is Sean wilson,of London Ontario.My brother Mark Wilson was killed by an IED on October 7 of 2006 outside of Kandahar. I came across your article Operation Enduring Shame and it sparked alot of curiousity in me. Canadians dont read alot of this in our media, but since the death of my Brother Ive been trying to justify all of this. Ive been sad and angry for almost six months. My question is where can I recieve more information reguarding the issues you speak of….love to hear from you.. Sean Wilson

  11. webmaster says:

    Hello Sean. Thank you for writing to me. Please accept my condolences for your loss. It is always hard to lose someone you love. I’m not surprised that you are looking for some meaning here.

    There is a lot written about the war in Afghanistan. It is difficult to know where to begin. Some useful sources include:

    * Canadian Peace Alliance: http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/
    * ZNet: http://www.zmag.org/weluser.htm
    * rabble.ca — search the archives at http://www.rabble.ca/rubble.php and you’ll find a number of interesting pieces
    * Monthly Review: Go to http://www.monthlyreview.org/search.htm and enter “Afghanistan” into their search engine
    * Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: go to http://policyalternatives.ca/index.cfm?act=search&SearchType=simple&search=afghanistan&submit=go for a number of interesting articles
    * The Dominion: http://www.dominionpaper.ca/search/node/afghanistan
    * Multinational Monitor: http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/cgi-bin/htsearch
    * Alternet: http://www.alternet.org/ Plug “Afghanistan” into their search engine and you’ll find more than a thousand articles

    There is much, much more, but that should get you started.

    The important thing, in my view, is to try and see the war in Afghanistan in a wider context. It goes far beyond the American’s unsuccessful attempt to capture Osama bin Laden. (Bin Laden was an American ally in the fight against Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s — as was Saddam Hussein when Iraq was fighting with Iran during the same period — my, how things change).

    The wars that are being fought in that part of the world have a lot to do with oil and little or nothing to do with democracy. The world is running out of oil, and the Americans are desperate to secure as much as they can. Invading Afghanistan to catch Al Queda gave Bush a pretext, but the US has been a big player in that part of the world for decades. Canada was right to refuse to join the war in Iraq, but I’ve often thought that our entry into Afghanistan was a concession made to the US so they wouldn’t harm Canadian interests in other areas. That said, Canada’s arms industry is doing a booming trade selling to our military as well as to the Americans.

    On the topic of oil, here are a couple of sites worth looking at:

    * http://www.energybulletin.net/primer.php
    * http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/
    * http://www.hubbertpeak.com/

    Good luck in your quest for meaning. If enough people start to ask questions as you have, maybe we can put an end to our military stupidity and this senseless loss of lives.

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