Underneath the title

How do you sum up your life mission (or even just your intermediate aims & objectives) in just 500 characters. "This is the wording that I have just removed from the beneath the blog title, as it is now out of date, though I still stand for the same things: I set up my St Leonards studio/office (at the Southwater Community Centre) as a result of the 2010 Pier Fire. I work as a Community Development Artist/Activist, promoting 3 non-monetary economies: 1) gifting eg freecycle and "please take", 2) sharing everything we own eg via the acclaimed freelender website & 3) timebanking. I'm recruiting & joining teams who co-create community; innovating in getting stuck communications unstuck & taking responsibility."


My team won the award for mobile/web app most likely to reduce youth reoffending and custody

The award was in 2010 and the team did not find the right piloting conditions; members being stretched between too many other projects. Now that I've ended most of my projects in Hastings & St Leonards it is time to look in particular at finding new partners in London for a co-created development based on the ideas that won the Jailbrake competition. If you work for a Youth Offending Team or other location where Restorative Justice seems particularly relevant, please phone me (Tel 07807066202) to discuss my presenting to your team and/or how else we might take this forward:

Jailbrake 2010 from The People Speak on Vimeo.


My Email footer is here instead of on emails

1) How quickly can I expect to hear back from you?
- Within a week
2) Why not sooner?
-I'm sometimes keep away from my email for that long or take that long to gestate a reply.
3) Would you prefer a phonecall?
- usually; reach me on 0780 70 66202
4) Would you ring me back to save my phone bill?
-usually I have many spare minutes that I'm happy to use
5) If I'm having difficulty tracking you down or planning a future event in which I'd like to include you, do you have an online calendar?
- funny you should ask that; the link to it is on this page of this website
6) What is your agenda for the current year? -it's here
7) What have you been doing recently?
-see my facebook, YouTube and Twitter outputs for news; links again on the left side of & my latest 100 YouTube uploads (starting with the most recent) is here: The full set of public videos (which started in January 2008 with Mark Boyle's departure for India on foot with no money) is here: ******************************* And this playlist, entitled "My Buddhafield", begins with Jayaraja, one of a few main spiritual mentors to me: *******************************

I try my hardest to appreciate all feedback given and this is the feedback received on the footer that was at the bottom of all emails on 13th November 2012:

My review of 'Les Miserables' (2012, starring Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe et al):
Take one of the greatest novels about a convict-saint, distill it into a musical about social justice, film it in filth and the full width & depth of France's heritage and you have a film capable of igniting a social revolution of compassionate wisdom; if only we remembered that the best films are not just for watching - they are for living (& dying for) & '2066 -the movie' - join in by uploading your life plan onto YouTube so that your peers can support you 1) encouraging you and 2) holding you to account.

Dear Paul,

As you know, I find these convoluted email footers deeply irritating and pretentious, and, as an attempt to shove your views down the throat of anyone who says 'come round for a cup of tea', the very antithesis of non-violent communication.

All you need is a standard 'yours' type sign off, as used by everyone, with a telephone number and email link. 'Nuff said.

Yours, in the Name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, the Holy and Undivided Trinity,


[default email footer]

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

'Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.'

In the Grim Darkness of the far future, there is only war

Justice has a price. The price is freedom.

Forward to Mars!

The Church of England, A Christian Presence in every community

'Everything is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds.'

********************************** So this now is the information that I still wish you to be able to read if you want what I consider to be the basic contextual information and further linking information for working with me:
Yours in peace (through nonviolent struggle; much of it with myself)
Much metta (kindfulness) /mindfulness
(AKA Toothpaste007 on YouTube)
My new catch phrase to avoid getting into deep water without a mediator to support:

"That sounds mediable; let's mediate it, or can we get mutual understanding and win-win-win without needing another bloody mediator?" 

If it's a really important email that you sent me, please expect a reply within a week and then check that "message sent was message received." 

If your email is more urgent than that please can we begin talks about how we might "stress each other out" less.
 For better quality connection/ mutual understanding, please phone/text 0780 70 66 202. I usually prefer calls & will call back

P.S. Have you commented yet on anything on - the latest video is here: