“Cornithaca County” is a fictitious name for a real future. The first part of this book will contain stories, games, jokes, and activities that dissect the actions and intent of elitist policy making in the county. The second part will document actual incidents and issues that raise questions about the conduct of those who have been entrusted with the welfare of the public at large. At the end of the book, I will present a powerful circumstantial case — and a chilling denouement.
I’m Doug from the inside out, and these books are a part, but just a part, of me.
I’m very independent in thought and action, so a conventional appearance is restful, protective, and a little amusing.
I like and respect people with very different views from my own.
The Rural Social Justice thread in these books is the armature that gives structure to pieces intended to provoke, inspire and feed the reader’s thinking and imagination.
Few people will read them; but it only takes one to make all the difference.
I’m not passing a torch — I’m just holding the door.
July 31, 2020
Every one of these ideas had its own folder; with at least a Word doc rough description of how to work it up — some are even at the layout/artwork stage. All the ideas were thrown into a hopper; and I picked out whichever I felt like working on. The ideas were organized in several different ways, so I wouldn’t lose control of the project. • I would like to share two insights that took me many years to learn the hard way: 1. Always organize the project in your mind, and clear the workspace before starting. 2. Always put things in the first place you would look for them.