Thoughtful Thursdays, still Separate and Unequal, and Adulting for all

This book should be read by every Adult, and our country must become more fully inclusive for all of us.  Gillon expains the importance of The Kerner Commission’s Report, which was apparently ignored, and then buried. Following the Report’s recommendations, as Dr. King suggested, would have made, and still can make, a tremendous difference: –Continue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, still Separate and Unequal, and Adulting for all”

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”

French Fridays, Review/Revu: Les Fourmis, and librarians

Libraries are where the librarians, who find obscure bits of local knowledge, and make great book recommendations live!  This book is among the best books I have read, but I must say that the rule of the first holds: the rest of the books in the series went downhill.  Werber’s other books, too, were interestingContinue reading “French Fridays, Review/Revu: Les Fourmis, and librarians”

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”

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…

book review, languages, and family history as self-Health Care?

Here is what language-learning and family history research can do for your health: perspective… -History of Black Slavery in Puerto Rico, by Soler: Historia de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto Rico by Luis M. Soler This extensive and not easy to read, but well worthwhile history of slavery in Puerto Rico, shows the importance notContinue reading “book review, languages, and family history as self-Health Care?”

Blackout: Demain il sera trop tard: reading for language learning, empathy, and planning!

— On lit pour s’apprendre, et pour se préparer. We read to learn, and to prepare. – Read from July 10 to 17, 2015 Blackout est un thriller qui donne un vision des sombres possibilités mais aussi qu’inspire l’espoir. Le réalisme effrayant du comportement humain est visible, mais la coopération et aussi visible. Pourtant, jeContinue reading “Blackout: Demain il sera trop tard: reading for language learning, empathy, and planning!”

Spanish Sundays, ultima revista de Masot, y la Salud

(English) –Insisto que la salud tiene que ver con la integraciôn dentro de la comundad. Pensar, atreverse y amar. Absolutamente inspirador.  Este ultimo libro de la quintologia de Masot està tan buena como el Muy Buen (La Sombra del Templario) primer libro, y casi casi tanto como el Buenisimo segundo (el Laberinto: El Laberinto deContinue reading “Spanish Sundays, ultima revista de Masot, y la Salud”

Spanish Sundays, finishing Masot’s Coming of Age series, and Health via Community

–I continue to insist on the importance, for health, of inclusion in the community. El sepulcro del cuervo by Núria MasotMy rating: 4 of 5 stars To think, to dare, and to love. Absolutely inspiring. This last book of Masot’s quintology is as good as the Very Good first (La Sombra del Templario), nearly asContinue reading “Spanish Sundays, finishing Masot’s Coming of Age series, and Health via Community”

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