The blog of Councillor Ewan Aitken, Labour Member for ward 14, Craigentinny/Duddingston, City of Edinburgh Council
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Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Another view of all that stuff
I had to move office today, (I'm still sharing a an office with two others as before), and I was bemused by the clutter I seem to have collected despite only moving office 15 months ago! I kid myself that its all merely a combination of necessary resources and things that "mean" something, (there's a straw grasping rationale if ever there was one!) Then some-one put me on to the Story of stuff website. Brilliant. It give a radically different view of the how, why and what if of stuff. But instead of me failing to do it justice here's a wee taster and then I would simply encourage you to view for yourself. It might not change your life but you'll view your stuff in a whole new way!
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I was elected to the City of Edinburgh Council in 1999. After 7 years of being very heavily involved in Education, I was elected Council Leader in August 2006 and from May 2007 until June 2008 was Labour Group leader when I returned to the backbenches
I am ordained in the Church of Scotland but I don't have a parish. Instead I am the Secretary of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council.
I am an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University. I am married with two children, I am a member of the Iona Community and I enjoy sports though mostly as an armchair critic.
I welcome strong opinions strongly expressed, but please don't use this blog if you intend to be abusive or intend to use offensive language. The public conversation that I want to encourage must be based on mutual respect and common courtesy.