What does it mean to be an 'activist'? It means doing what is right without weighing the prospect of success. It means living with the panic that comes from contemplation of a loomimg vacant future. It is to cope as cope can; to come an go like the small change in a spendthrift's pocket. It is to skirt the edge of despair, but it is also the have faith that the beauty of the world - its rampant spring - will prevail. Pete Hay.