This is just meant to be a dumping ground for random musings, thoughts and ideas, mostly of a political nature. They will not all be rigorously argued, well researched or always coherent. Hopefully there will be some insight buried in here somewhere. However, the main point of all this is to keep up the practice of formulating and articulating my thoughts. Treat these with the generosity you would give to someone wondering aloud (in other words, be gentle with me).