Turkish Tuesday, walking as self-health care, and Glad I shared a Smile that day

Originally posted on Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story:
Short story: glad I smiled at someone I did not know -who thanked me, and made me grateful to be alive, back in 2005. And also today. Less short version of the story: Ok, so after a useless day yesterday of only…

Thoughtful Thursdays, Humanity’s Last Gasp, and, Adulting Plus

The common good, or the general welfare, requires a new form of Adulting and more than that.  We now need to remember what it means to care for our fellow human beings, and to be our brothers’ keepers. – If Stephen Hawking is right, and this is Humanity’s last century, then let us “make suchContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Humanity’s Last Gasp, and, Adulting Plus”

Mindful Mondays, Einstein, and NVC via libraries

Libraries are a vital part of any democracy, and of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement.  I got a book, which I did not write down more than my thoughts, unfortunately, in France I think, from a library, and noted on teaching that: – Interesting, that Einstein grew up around clock parts and railwayContinue reading “Mindful Mondays, Einstein, and NVC via libraries”

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”

His legs were praying (as he walked for All of us…)

Walking: it really is not just about my carbon footprint… — Walking can get you places both physically, and emotionally, when you focus on working through a goal by walking, such as walking with other people united for empathy and making this world a safer place for all people: – A social consciousness infused withContinue reading “His legs were praying (as he walked for All of us…)”

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?”

Thoughtful Thursdays, MLK inspiration, and mental self-health Care

Here is how a Martin Luther King -Rabbinical Commentary poster inspired a Novel   MLK3speechHillelCommentaryStudy This speech, treated as a sacred text, inspired me to write my first practice Novel for NaNoWriMo, back in 2012. The famous I have a Dream speech, ringed about with commentary as a sacred text, gave me both hope forContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, MLK inspiration, and mental self-health Care”

Moody Mondays and libraries for change

Here is a post I wrote a few years ago linking libraries, among other things, to the War on Poverty (any one remember President LBJ, whom I missed, but read of…): –   Change has to come. But it does not have to be bloody. Yes, local elections, won in large numbers, can change thingsContinue reading “Moody Mondays and libraries for change”

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”

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”

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