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/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”

Turkish Tuesdays, Health Care, and Neville Longbottom and Harry as kids with PTSD?

It is interesting to see how different cultures hide the mistreatment of kids.  The Brits seem to be a bit more up front about it, but also more harsh than say, Turks, who adore children. I am being lazy and re-reading HP2 to work on my Turkish reading, instead of continuing to slog through somethingContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, Health Care, and Neville Longbottom and Harry as kids with PTSD?”

Sacred Study Saturdays and community cooperation as Adulting Ed.

In Phase I of the Four Freedoms project, I think that free public continuing legal/financial education was a bit too narrow, hence I opened it up to be called Adulting Education, which is meant to include both the responsibility to arm oneself with the knowledge of local laws around debt, taxes, etc, and the responsibilityContinue reading “Sacred Study Saturdays and community cooperation as Adulting Ed.”

Spanish Sundays and legal/financial adult education

What, you ask, can a novel set in 1866 tell us about legal and financial on-going adult education today? That question probably goes double if you do not live in Spain, or even one of her former colonies. Yet I will insist that it can.  After building considerable empathy for the lady/love interest, the author Continue reading “Spanish Sundays and legal/financial adult education”

French Fridays, language learning for empathy, and Alexandre Dumas, père

Since I’m scheduling all of my posts ahead of time through the end of November, my language learning posts will not be in the real-time I’d been trying to post in (summarizing, each week, my intended daily work on each language).  I don’t know why I find myself surprised at his use of slavery inContinue reading “French Fridays, language learning for empathy, and Alexandre Dumas, père”

Spanish Sundays and unLadyLike activities…

— Here is where I am in my study of written Castillian this week, really enjoying (and longing for more reading time) El Maestro de Escrima (aka The Fencing Master). My notes thus far: – October 11, 2020 –11.0% “Excelente final del capítulo! Nice chapter ending!Fin de primer capítulo. No sabía cuán temprano habían empezadoContinue reading “Spanish Sundays and unLadyLike activities…”

French Fridays and finally finishing Les 1000 Nuits !!

Well, Tome 1, anyway… — I’ve finished listening to and reading two very similar but different versions of the first couple hundred nights or so of the Thousand and One (aka Arabian) Nights: both compiled from the first set of translations, by French Arabic translator and Story-o-Phile A. Galland (who added the famous but imhoContinue reading “French Fridays and finally finishing Les 1000 Nuits !!”

Thoughtful Thursdays and racism, mentioning Dr. King’s Basic Income, in passing, and a Town Hall Link

It’s quarter to 5 P.T., so please watch the long-scheduled Biden Town Hall, and then read this post (I’d love to hear your comments on both, please…) — This reference to the Basic or Citizen’s Income, as Dr. King called for it in 1968, is from his last book. Here is where I am inContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays and racism, mentioning Dr. King’s Basic Income, in passing, and a Town Hall Link”

Thoughtful Thursdays and a silly idea on marriage and community as helping each other

— Here is where I am in wondering about an idea I though up a while ago regarding community-based possible ways of helping singles find nice marriage partners (actually, I need to find that post on the Community Marriage Coop, but this is the why of it): – Marriage and community: another reason for theContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays and a silly idea on marriage and community as helping each other”

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