Sôgmô announces new Royal Motto

The Honourable Sôgmô of the State of Sandus has announced their new royal motto. EST MODUS IN REBUS “there is moderation in all things” The new motto replaces the relatively unused and unreferenced older motto. In August 2015, they made “ad hand me fortunam frugalitas mea perduxit” their official royal motto. A quote from Petronius’s…

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Equinox Report: A Season of Transparency & Democratisation

On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, comrade citizen, one that marks the beginning of the Spring season, life continues after the immense stress and weight of two pandemic years and now plagued by threats of war and violence. These are difficult times for many people, faced with the uncertainty of life after COVID, with economic…

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Sangha Sandus, Tellus hold first consultative days

This January, two organs held the first of many consultative days planned for this year to address years of significant independent activity and a lack of record keeping. On the Winter Solstice, the Sôgmô planned a series of consultative days to address Sandus’s endemic problem with record keeping and with its economic organs that often…

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[SC] Context Matters, that is why I am not signing the Montediszamble Convention

Like 40% of other Sandum citizens, I am a trained historian. When historians get busy and they start doing that thing they call analysis, context matters. Context can determine the difference between something that is simply a contingent fact versus an underlying cause. I also think context matters because it shows intent. Why do people…

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[SC] What right do I have?

Yesterday I published an op-ed about historical simulationism in micronationalism where I criticised another micronation’s propaganda, rhetoric, and justification for a political reform. This “pseudo-intellectual” “foreign interference” responded to a domestic trend in Sandum literature on Realism, which since February 2012 has argued fervently against micronational hobbyism and simulationism. I did not define simulationism in…

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Weekly Meeting: 9 September 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary discussed the CCE meeting that happened on 26 August 2019 and he will write the agenda for the next CCE meeting, scheduled for 16 September 2019. He also mentioned giving the Feaster an economic command. The Facilitator mentioned several diplomatic updates, including about possible…

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Recette : les Pâtes estivales de Dawa

Juillet est le mois de la gastronomie microfrancophone, un mois commémoratif de l’Organisation de la MicroFrancophonie. Comme secrétaire général adjoint chargé de la Culture et du développement de la francophonie, j’ai voulu créer un moyen où les membres de l’OMF peuvent partager leurs cultures et, particulièrement, leurs cultures de la nourriture. En Sandus, ces cultures…

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