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: working paper #7

The World in Balance


the mystery at the heart of it all

I really think the title of this working paper says it all, albeit in a somewhat indirect way.   Readers of this page, and anyone working in a renewal group, are invited to think upon it, with perhaps these additional references for help.

From Bill Griffith's character Zippy the Pinhead: "Are we having fun yet?"

From Walt Kelly's character Pogo: "We have met the enemy, and he is us."

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