New website! "Celebration and Theater: a People's Art of Statecraft -
- a modern practical manual in new political arts, written for the use of the  emerging Citizen Governance movement - "

all my current political writing is on my blog - at

As of May, 2003, I have decided to no longer run for this office.  I am maintaining the website for several reasons, not the least of which is that the effort expended in developing the ideas was clearly worthy, and the work produced should therefore be preserved.  My further reasons for no longer seeking elective office can be found in this essay -
Saving America from Ourselves.

from the 2004 Presidential Campaign of Joel A. Wendt:

some thoughts on the nature of public life*

an offer of service

" That's the art, eh?  What to say, and when to say it.
And the rest is silence."

The Bones of the Earth by
Ursula K. Le Guin

public life refers to that shared aspect of our communal existence
where we deal with issues of politics, government and law, and
which is sometimes known as the life of rights.

  (to contents of website)