Thoughtful Thursdays, Publications and Workshops I’ve given, and alternative libraries

The common good and the general welfare require libraries in order for our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us.   Public libraries, conventional brick-and-morter, as well as newer sorts of libraries, like Tiny Libraries and internet based libraries like that of Project Gutenberg and The Archive (thank you Canada, for hosting it!),Continue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Publications and Workshops I’ve given, and alternative libraries”

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 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.”

Moody Mondays and Adulting ed. via my Theoretical Framework for Shared Monetary Governance

If we stretch the mandate of ongoing free legal and financial education (now aka Adulting Ed.) for all as part of Phase I of the Four Freedoms Movement, then academic work in this area is useful, right? My first article on Shared Monetary Governance (SMG) based on my MPhil/PhD thesis. Shira “Holocene Era” Dest, publishedContinue reading “Moody Mondays and Adulting ed. via my Theoretical Framework for Shared Monetary Governance”

Great walking Wednesdays and slave pen ghost tours in DC

Since it’s October, not only is it the end of Preptober, time to prepare for NaNoWriMo, but it is also horror month, hence an appropriate time to think of ghost tours. I actually created a Ghost Tour in DC, related to areas of downtown potentially haunted by slaves who’d been kept in chains in variousContinue reading “Great walking Wednesdays and slave pen ghost tours in DC”

Moody Mondays, mass transit, failed business plans, and Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! — I am exhausted today, but wanted to get a blip out there about the importance of every class of people, especially the middle and upper middle classes, using the public transportation systems: please use mass transit! Regarding the business plan, I can only find the abstract, though I remember writingContinue reading “Moody Mondays, mass transit, failed business plans, and Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

– Quand t’es amené au cour pour rien avoir fait… When you are brought to court for no crime…

Click here for English…   “-Architecte Numérobis !…-Oh !C’est pas la peine de me pousser !” … ça s’appelle (aux états unis) un “Body Attachment” -ce qui permet de t’envoyer au tribunal sans avoir commis un délit. Et le problème avec ça c’est que il y à plein des procès contre le démunies mais pasContinue reading “– Quand t’es amené au cour pour rien avoir fait… When you are brought to court for no crime…”

– Resisting Unjust Laws Then and Now, Stayed on the Call of Freedom and Cooperation

(Image: ValuableGangOfYoungNegroes1840.jpeg from wikimedia commons…) Many laws in our history have been resisted as unjust, from the Enclosure of the Commons, to the Cherokee Removal which was litigated successfully by the Cherokee nation, to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, to the recent Muslim ban. In the 17th century, from whence this popular folk song comes,Continue reading “– Resisting Unjust Laws Then and Now, Stayed on the Call of Freedom and Cooperation”

– The Bright side of PTSD: become a Body Guard?

Smells, noises or lights can suddenly awaken some of us, and refuse to let us sleep until identified. Long-lasting childhood traumas can leave your Inner Child reluctant to come out from under the coffee table. Some ideas, illustrated by examples from historical and fictional sages, may help your Inner Parent to teach safety and trustContinue reading “– The Bright side of PTSD: become a Body Guard?”

– Predatory Landlords, Debt, and Repairing the World

Dr. King said that, “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ” The question is how does such “restructuring” happen? Following up on my earlier post regarding debt as a problem of financial self-defense, particularly in the case ofContinue reading “– Predatory Landlords, Debt, and Repairing the World”

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