French Fridays, Connâitre ses Droits et éviter les Proces… Free Legal Education and Pre-Trial Diversion…, and Adulting

The common good, or the general welfare, is also tied up with on-going legal & financial pro-bono education (aka Adulting Education), which must become more fully inclusive for all of us. – Click here for English…   “ -C’est quoi ça?-Votre côte sur le marché de l’art: 11.000 euros” Mais si Driss n’avait-t-il pas d’argentContinue reading “French Fridays, Connâitre ses Droits et éviter les Proces… Free Legal Education and Pre-Trial Diversion…, and Adulting”

Ir en Metro, o en Deuda? Take the Metro, or Take the Debt?

Click here for English… “ -Fuera lo espera un chófer con un coche oficial. -Gracias.Prefiero ir en metro. ” Como el subsecretario Salvador Martí del Ministerio del Tiempo, ojala que habîan màs funcionarios que nos darîan el buen ejemplo de usar los transportes publicos. A menudo, la falta de transporte publico llega hasta faltar lasContinue reading “Ir en Metro, o en Deuda? Take the Metro, or Take the Debt?”

Bibliotecas y la vida tras la Deuda… Libraries and Life after Debt…

Click here for English… “ -¿Adónde vas? -A la biblioteca. -Hija, la vida es más que leer libros. -Ya lo sé, madre. -Lo aprendí leyendo” ¿Cuantos hemos sufrido la pena de ser facturado injustamente por una deuda? Muchos. ¿Cuantos tenemos la suerte de conocer nuestros derechos y que hay que defenderlos? No tantos. ¿Cuantos sabemosContinue reading “Bibliotecas y la vida tras la Deuda… Libraries and Life after Debt…”

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?”

Thoughtful Thursdays, emotional and financial self-defense, and Phase II: Adulthood

Adults are expected to be able to take care of themselves, and to accept responsibilities that we associate with adulthood.  One of these responsibilities is voting, which is meant to give each citizen a voice on decision-making for the common good.  Another such responsibility is paying one’s bills, avoiding scams, and honoring contracts, including theContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, emotional and financial self-defense, and Phase II: Adulthood”

Mindful Mondays, debtor’s prisons, and Adulting for all

This is why we need free on-going legal & financial pro-bono education (aka Adulting Education), and fully inclusive for all of us: -(Thank you, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition…) “…t​hose who can afford to pay a bail or bond do not go to jail, while those who can’t afford to pay remain in jail.​​The practice createsContinue reading “Mindful Mondays, debtor’s prisons, and Adulting for all”

Turkish Tuesday, orphans, and magical stories, like the 1001 Nights: which were NOT Turkish…

Orphans like Çilek still deserve protection, especially if they cannot do magic to protect themselves the way Harry Potter does!  But sometimes, a good story can save your life, if you live in a land where stories are currency, and can buy many things.  Turkey, by the way, is not one of the lands whereContinue reading “Turkish Tuesday, orphans, and magical stories, like the 1001 Nights: which were NOT Turkish…”

Turkish Tuesday, orphans, and magic

Orphans like Çilek deserve protection, especially if they cannot do magic to protect themselves the way Harry Potter does! (from free book Invisible Children, KARA:) “In your Child Protection System is there a volunteer program from a local law school that assigns a volunteer attorney to an abused child?  If not, are there adequate publicContinue reading “Turkish Tuesday, orphans, and magic”

Freedom Fridays 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 and a talk handout on debt remission for justice?”

Tr Tuesdays is now “True compassion” Tuesdays, on legal & financial self-defense, from Dr. King’s words we all should have read back in 1968 (or at the age to ‘get it’…) during Sukkot/Tabernacles…

Predatory Landlords, Debt, and Repairing the World Here is an unfortunately still relevant post on tenants being evicted via bogus service papers, in the District, now, despite MD’s 2016 update requiring more evidence to file against debtors, apparently: –   Dr. King said that, “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; itContinue reading “Tr Tuesdays is now “True compassion” Tuesdays, on legal & financial self-defense, from Dr. King’s words we all should have read back in 1968 (or at the age to ‘get it’…) during Sukkot/Tabernacles…”

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