Welcome to this place on the internet. I'm Kevin Harding and I sometimes post things there that matter to me - writings, explorations, random thoughts. I hope you've found this place because you were looking for something and I can somehow help you out.
Who am I?
This isn't completely a rhetorical question, as I sometimes need to think a bit about how to answer this question. So, here's a take: I'm a public policy professional, passionate about cooperatives and community enterprises, currently working towards a PhD in Public Policy at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
I'm based in Vancouver - the West Coast is a place near and dear to my heart, even if Saskatchewan would be more affordable. In thinking about that, I reflect on the fact that I am settler on unceded, stolen Coast Salish lands, and that the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Watuth peoples were stewards of these lands before I ever lived here, and that they have stewarded these lands carefully since time immemorial. I also reflect on the fact that these lands - now in the hands of colonial governments - are often no longer affordable for the people who have cared for them.
What do I do here?
You've found a little place on the internet where I post things I've written. Sometimes these are reactions to recent events, sometimes they're more random thoughts.
Nothing here is reflective of the thoughts, opinions, or beliefs of my employer - so please don't make that association.
Why do I write here?
Another good question. Sometimes it's cathartic. Sometimes it's because I think I have an idea that I want others to here. Sometimes it's to interpret something I'm struggling with understanding.
But I'm reminded:
Philosophers have hitherto merely interpreted the world. The point, however, is to change it.