Welcome to the Decafnation
In a world already overpopulated with incivility, think of Decafnation as a refuge from high anxiety. Instead of a triple-shot, pulse-boosting caffeine assault on your nervous system, our writing aims to give you the milder buzz of a decaffeinated beverage.
But don’t let the coffee metaphor fool you. You’ll find passionate writing and strong opinions here. We’ll take on controversial topics. We’ll explore the edges of unconventional ideas.
The vision is to create a gracious space. A place where people can share well-considered commentary in a respectful atmosphere. Where readers are open to diverse ideas. Where people invite the stranger into their midst, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political sensibility. We are people who want to understand how the world looks from behind the other person’s eyes.
We are a community of thoughtful, calm people.
The Comox Valley Civic Journalism Project
Small communities can no longer count on private media companies to provide the breadth or depth of reporting necessary to hold governments accountable or for a thorough understanding of the important community issues. So Decafnation has launched the Civic Journalism Project to expand and complement local reporting. Volunteer Citizen Journalists are being trained to fill this role. (www.civicjournalismproject.ca)
If you want to join the Civic Journalism Project, send us an email and we’ll buy coffee (decaf, of course).