Do Better, 5th Draft: Ready for Reviews

We still need more eyes on this new PDF of the current, 5th, Draft of Project Do Better‘s book , if Beta Readers would like to volunteer. (Please leave feedback on this book by commenting here on this post…) Oh, and new title is Project Do Better: A Kindness Manifesto in Four Parts Dying toContinue reading “Do Better, 5th Draft: Ready for Reviews”

Thoughtful Thursdays, Fruit trees, and libraries for kids

Today is January 28th, but starting last night on the 27th, the Birthday of the trees, aka Tu BiShvat began, on the Hebrew calendar.  This day celebrates all fruit-bearing trees, inclusively, just as our society must become more fully inclusive for all of us.  Especially public libraries: they need to be safer places, where kidsContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Fruit trees, and libraries for kids”

Freedom Fridays on the New Year, and a talk handout on debt remission for justice?

The judicial system considered most of my ancestors to be legal property. As the descendant of slaves who are often presumed to have had less difficulty than others, due to our light complexion, I look at various ways to handle inter-generational wealth, or the lack thereof, and I wonder how to adjust our need forContinue reading “Freedom Fridays on the New Year, and a talk handout on debt remission for justice?”

Mindful Mondays, using past pain, and Adulting as racial sensitivity work

So, why bother: Why work and walk, when being who you were born still hurts?   1994 Baltimore, when I had finally secured the protection of a job at Space Telescope Science Institute, and was trying to make friends with co-workers, and forget my origins: “There are people here who will not want someone who looksContinue reading “Mindful Mondays, using past pain, and Adulting as racial sensitivity work”

Stop unfair land loss by learning languages, and getting ProBono Legal education for land owners

Some languages help us communicate, while other languages help us make things run smoothly. Computer languages and legal language are examples of the latter. To understand computer languages, one studies computer science, and to understand legal language, one studies the law and policies active in the state of residence. But not all of us haveContinue reading “Stop unfair land loss by learning languages, and getting ProBono Legal education for land owners”

French Fridays, review/révu: Ne Lâche pas Ma Main -racism vs. Health Care

This is the review of a book I read in 2015, set on the French island (in the Indian Ocean) of la Réunion. The English is first, and then the French. — This book showed me how reading novels can build both empathy and understanding as part of new knowledge placed in context. – NeContinue reading “French Fridays, review/révu: Ne Lâche pas Ma Main -racism vs. Health Care”

Livre: Pourquoi je hais l’indifférence par Gramsci, Antonio, et les bibliothèques

English — J’avais trouvée cet livre dans la bib. publique: – Même s’il écrivait in 1917, plusieurs pages m’ont frappé comment toujours pertinentes aujourd’hui: P. 34: Fable d’Ésope “L’aigle, le laie et la chatte” P. 35 “le comprendre pour tenter de le modifier.” et “La colère, instrument des puissants, arme des faibles” P. 38 IlContinue reading “Livre: Pourquoi je hais l’indifférence par Gramsci, Antonio, et les bibliothèques”

Bookreview: Why I hate Indifference, by Gramsci, Antonio, and Public Libraries

 I found this book in the public library (in France), recommended by the librarian: – Though he wrote in 1917, several pages struck me as still relevant today: P. 34 (Aesop’s fable), P. 35 (understand to convince), P. 38 (Feel, Think and Imagine), P: 55 (indifference discourages great projects), P. 196 (how WWI -> feelingContinue reading “Bookreview: Why I hate Indifference, by Gramsci, Antonio, and Public Libraries”

Moody Mondays, Community Cooperation, and Adulting Education

As part of the responsibility for knowing how cooperation had previously taken place in order to improve cooperation in our present and future, I recommend that you read my free and short book: – Seeking reviews for my second book, available for free, on Community Cooperation and shared history in the Nation’s Capital (applicable allContinue reading “Moody Mondays, Community Cooperation, and Adulting Education”

Review of Invisible Children: A must read for all American Citizens of voting age

Originally posted on Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story:
Invisible Children by Mike Tikkanen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Check it out at a library, via Worldcat: https://www.worldcat.org/title/invisi… First, “States will also discover that investing in children pays big dividends for better schools, safer streets, and happier communities.” This is…

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