Turkish Tuesdays, Arts/Media and Public Policy, and how Time Banks can help!

When I lived in Izmir, a Turkish TV spot shocked me: it showed an image of an elderly Black man, evidently homeless, sleeping in a stairwell directly beneath a sign that pointed up the stairs and read “White House” followed by the caption “Yorum Yok” or “No Comment.” This was about the same time thatContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, Arts/Media and Public Policy, and how Time Banks can help!”

Adulting for the Common Good, Black and Jewish Americans fought together in Spain

They went to fight for the Spanish Republic, and for equality.  A friend from my synagogue in Albuquerque, NM, mentioned, speaking of a TV episode about the Spanish Civil War, her personal connection to this war: – As we discussed my all time favorite show, El Ministerio del Tiempo (sorry B5!!), a friend recently toldContinue reading “Adulting for the Common Good, Black and Jewish Americans fought together in Spain”

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”

Sacred Study Saturdays and dream journaling as Adulting Health Care

If a dream is 1/60 of prophecy, doesn’t that make it nullified by 60 parts, and what do you do, anyway, when it’s about a dead relative? — When I hear 1/60th, I always think of “butel b’Shishim” or nullified by 1/60, which is a concept behind why we (back when I was in theContinue reading “Sacred Study Saturdays and dream journaling as Adulting Health Care”

– Moody Mondays and Adulting ed via GED: Day 45/67, High School Equivalency in Five Months:

Day 45/67, HSE in Five Months: Middle of week 12/18 — Week Twelve: Day 45 lesson plan Grammar: Coordinating conjunctions Simplify Roots Day45ExitTicket Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now: 1.) Search for two different repsContinue reading “– Moody Mondays and Adulting ed via GED: Day 45/67, High School Equivalency in Five Months:”

Thoughtful Thursdays, Health Care, and a sense of honor

Self-worth, a sense of self, and a sense of meaning or purpose, are all closely tied up with both mental and emotional health, as well as another reason that we need a Universal Health Care system that includes full mental health services. These things do not come easily nor quickly, the thorny problems that weContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Health Care, and a sense of honor”

Less Wonderful, but more important Wednesday Utterances

Maybe the most important, especially for girls and women: –“I Refuse”  = the 2 most powerful words in the English language We are taught to avoid strangers, which is important. Vigilance is important, but we have been taught to trust those in authority and to trust those who are close to our families, which mayContinue reading “Less Wonderful, but more important Wednesday Utterances”

Wonderful Wednesday Utterances

Or, if not wonderful, at least, hopefully, relevant or interesting? — Here is a response to a request from an old friend of mine, regarding a non-theist version of the 10 Commandments. These ‘Commandments’ are part of how I personally define Adulthood:“My personal 10 Commandments I still prefer this as my own form of theContinue reading “Wonderful Wednesday Utterances”

Moody Mondays and marriage as a social good, rather than just an individual right

In considering the arguments about same-sex marriage, I only recall hearing about individual rights versus property and religious concerns. What I don’t recall seeing, though, is any recognition of the functions other then the traditional property consolidating measure that marriage has always been, as well as sometimes protecting the woman, in the case of theContinue reading “Moody Mondays and marriage as a social good, rather than just an individual right”

Spanish Sunday is now: fitting in by your own definition as Universal (self) Health Care, and building community via local currencies

We need a Universal health care system, but in the meantime, take care of yourself, and your mental health, by letting yourself fit in to your own universe: you get to choose who you are, since you are always there with yourself (and so you’d better get to like yourself). — For me, contribution isContinue reading “Spanish Sunday is now: fitting in by your own definition as Universal (self) Health Care, and building community via local currencies”

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