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”

French Friday Adulting: “Nous sommes tous Charlie”

Merci pour soutenir La Laicité et la liberté du presse, Cumhuriyet ! Est-ce qu’on est toujours Charlie ? ShiraDestinie -“Je Suis Charlie” 14 janvier 2015 mercredi == 14 Jan. 12015 Samedi/Saturday 12015 HE (Human Era)    Salût !    Action Items in support of Adult responsibility and democracy that you can take right now: 1.) SearchContinue reading “French Friday Adulting: “Nous sommes tous Charlie””

Çok Merci Cumhuriyet -Thank you, Cumhuriyet

Teşşekurler Laicité  ve basın özgürlüğü destek  için. Thank you for supporting the Separation of Church and State, and freedom of the Press. Hepimiz henuz Charlie mi? Demokrasy için çalışmak de “Adulting” değil mi?  (Hem de bana göre Charlie Hebdo çirkin bir gazetidir!) Are we all still Charlie?  Is defending democracy not also part of taking theContinue reading “Çok Merci Cumhuriyet -Thank you, Cumhuriyet”

National Public Libraries: Learning languages to bring books, literacy, and possibility to others: …

The National Library of France, aka La Bibliothèque nationale de France, provides online access to classic books which are in the Public Domain. Assuming that one has access to the internet, and also has a device on which to read the eBook, this can be a huge boost to literacy, and also to hope. HopeContinue reading “National Public Libraries: Learning languages to bring books, literacy, and possibility to others: …”

French Friday: Learning languages in a Booth! (Chag Sameach l’Sukkot! Happy Sukkot!!)

I love the stories that were original from the 1001 Nights, and it’s funny how out of theme and out of place the stories added by Antoine Galland sound: they clearly match European hero tropes far more than the ‘story as payment’ tropes in the original frame. I’m scheduling this post ahead of time, sinceContinue reading “French Friday: Learning languages in a Booth! (Chag Sameach l’Sukkot! Happy Sukkot!!)”

– HS in 5 Months, Day 20: WiP planning and smart alec exponents, 12020HE, and Happy Sukkot!!

A simple use of spreadsheets (see 2nd column in grid below…) to plan large projects (after Sukkot is over -finish building that sukkah & Chag Sameach!!), like a WorkInProgress, how to be a correct smart alec in math or Social Policy class (see below…): Day20 Lesson Plan as PDF, March 6, 12019 HE Scheduling example:Continue reading “– HS in 5 Months, Day 20: WiP planning and smart alec exponents, 12020HE, and Happy Sukkot!!”

French Friday: Learning languages to see more…

I’m scheduling this post ahead of time, since this coming Shabbat is Shabbat Shuvah, right before Yom Kippur…). I am still fascinated by the stories being spun by our heroine: her grace under pressure is amazing! The more I read this set of stories within stories, the more I want to read them! I’m alsoContinue reading “French Friday: Learning languages to see more…”

Turkish Tuesday: Reading easy books, and -No money for Medical Bills? You could be jailed… Paran yok mu? Tutsağı olabilir…

First, for my Turkish study progress: referring back to both easy English books in Turkish translation, and watching Turkish TV shows with the CC on (audio and captions in Turkish), as my listening skills get good enough to only have to stop every 10 minutes or so to look up words!  (still pretty tiring, though,Continue reading “Turkish Tuesday: Reading easy books, and -No money for Medical Bills? You could be jailed… Paran yok mu? Tutsağı olabilir…”

Saturday Spanish: Learning languages to bring harmony, or Windmills?

I’m recently finished reading a book by the Dalai Lama about harmony, or ethics, sort of. Now, I’ve started again on Don Quixote, per recommendation of my favorite TV (or at least of my favorite European Public Television) show, El Ministerio del Tiempo! –My updates from the past week: August 29, 2017 – page 2Continue reading “Saturday Spanish: Learning languages to bring harmony, or Windmills?”

Saturday Spanish: Learning languages to bring harmony to …

I’m currently finishing a book by the Dalai Lama about harmony, or ethics, sort of. I read it in Spanish because that was what came to hand to read, and I found that I missed Spanish, and still miss dreaming of living in Andalusia. I no longer permit myself to dream that dream, but IContinue reading “Saturday Spanish: Learning languages to bring harmony to …”

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