Spanish has always been my favorite language, especially after moving to the bilingual South West. Technically, I was hired for my experience in Unix which led to my MAT in mathematics, but on the ground, my love of learning languages proved to be more important in the classroom. As an adult education instructor at the Continuing Education division of the San Diego Community College District, my fluency proved helpful for many of my students, and also, of course, the ESL classes help our students from many nations contribute in the USA.

Every local educational institution has room for improvement, particularly…

Musical calls to action form part of our society’s way of remembering, and of teaching.

So, how do we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us, and to respond to the call for justice?

I believe that attention to shared musical forms may provide part of an answer. I started a note about that, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:

“… Prayer and a traditional call and response section of prayer, all the way to the frolicking “Cherie Bim Baum Bim Baum Bim Baum”, Jewish music adapts this
mode of…

Health care is a summation of both the knowledge of the human body, and the tools, like the place holder ‘Zero,’ that give us ways to describe that knowledge. The cooperation which re-started Europe’s learning is the same cooperation that any democracy movement must teach:

Action Items:

1.) Find three different sources describing the Islamic advances of health and mathematics during the medieval period (four, if you use the source cited in today’s lesson plan…),

2.) Share your findings with us, and

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses those findings, and then, please tell us…

Libraries and buses are also an intimately connected and crucial part of a community health care network, for many of us.

So, how do we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us, and to give more money for mass transit as part of Public Health Care?

I believe that attention to shared and connected community institutions and systems, like Public Transportation and Public Health Care, may provide part of an answer. I started a note about that, a few years ago, on page eleven of my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:

“… observant Jews…

This post begins the rough draft of the first Chapter of my current non-fiction WiP, basic needs met, without taking anything from anyone, and without violence, intimidation, nor coercion of any kind. Baby Acres: Making Society Suck Less in 60 Years. The overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases. This chapter will transition to a chapter (2–5) for each phase, showing what Phases I-IV might look like as part of a possible roadmap for a fully inclusive society for all of us. …

That Earth year 2258, the second year of operation of the station, saw the arrival of two new faces. One was the Lieutenant Commander Ivanova of whom you will hear much more later, as head of my order. The other was the second resident telepath, sent to replace the first telepath in residence on the station, on orders of your PsyCorps. The name of this new telepath was Talia Winters. Both new members of the station crew were forced to learn the ways of the station, and of one another, quite quickly.

It did not help that Ambassador G’kar was…

By now, we should all know how entropy connects with motion, so what can entropy possible have to do with rocks, since rocks never move in any way, or do they? Maybe your local branch’s Reference Librarian can help you find out…

Today’s reading :

“ Sedimentary rocks are formed from pre-existing rocks or pieces of once-living organisms. They form from deposits that accumulate on the Earth’s surface. Sedimentary rocks often have distinctive layering or bedding. Many of the picturesque views of the desert southwest show mesas and arches made of layered sedimentary rock.


Week 17/18

Action Items:


Adulting is about knowing how you learn most effectively, but also about understanding systems, similes, and relationships of change between varying quantities. Like the price of a main staple, like rice, over time in hours, days, or weeks…

Middle of week 10/18

Action Items:

1.) What do you think is one possible scenario where rice can (or has…) cause riots?

2.) Why might it be important that citizens in a republic understand these possible scenarios?

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses those thoughts, and then, please tell us about it!

Le bien de touts, ça n’est pas les Body Attachments, malgré leur usage. L’urgence pour les plus démunis dans notre societé c’est comment celle du pauvre architecte Numerobis!


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 pas contre les riches. Souvent, les jugements par défaut sont obtenus sur les dettes qui…

So, why bother: Why work and walk, when being who you were born still hurts?

1994 Baltimore, when I had finally secured the protection of a job at Space Telescope Science Institute, and was trying to make friends with co-workers, and forget my origins:

“There are people here who will not want someone who looks like you on their land.”

“The races don’t mix.”

Apparently, the South had risen, again, up in northern Maryland.

Why bother, again?

Because Adulting includes the responsibility to strive for better. Better from oneself, and better from and for our world.

Though many up north…

Shira Destinie Jones

Writer/écrivaine/escritora/yazar, Organizer/organisatrice, Interprète 12017 HE/éH (Holocene Calendar/ Calendrier Holocène)

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