Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Public Libraries

I think that the public library system is often overlooked as a writing resource.

If the common good, or the general welfare, requires each person to take responsibility for one’s individual duties of individual on-going education, and also for one’s responsibility to the community, then how do we do that?  Can encouraging better funding and conditions for Public Libraries really contribute to that general welfare?   How do we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us?

I had one answer, a few years ago, which continues with page two of my book: Stayed on Freedom’s Call:

Matt Holsen, who encouraged me to sing, and to imagine. Dr. Carolivia Herron, who encouraged me to write books. Ray Natter, Esq., whose patient readings of the rough draft of this book got me going through difficult days. To
Ken Bossong, fellow scholar of DC history, Rachel, and Deborah HF, whose critiques helped me keep going. To Mrs. Cheryl Freeland, who insisted on trusting me not to give up, and to all those long time DC residents who told me about the forgotten yet proud history of community cooperation in our city.

Page 2

So, it turns out that I never had time to properly thank some of the people mentioned in the forward of this book.  So, I am now going through each page to look at where it is and whether it may be worth editing and releasing a new version.

Page one was last week…

Action Items:

1.) What are your thoughts on freedom, safety, individual and communal self-learning?

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how community cooperation might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

4.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at least for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.   Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם


February, 2021 CE = February 12021 HE

(The previous GED lesson 67/67 , and the most recent lesson 1/67…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Free copies are available at…

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Shira Destinie Jones by ShiraDest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

10 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Public Libraries

    1. Coolness!! Thank you, Dr. G.!! 🙂
      I always feel like I should do more, because the lady in the last sentence, Mrs. Cheryl Freeland, worked at the supermarket I used to walk to from my place, and she saw me editing a page from my rough draft on day while I waited in her line. When she asked me about it, she asked for details, and then insisted on paying me 20 dollars right there on the spot for a copy (she actually wanted my rough draft!!) for her grandson, and trusted me to bring her a copy (she would not hear of me refusing to take her money) when my first edit was finished, since I was leaving the country very shortly. I took her a clean copy of my last draft before I left, and then I asked some friends to find her with a published copy after it came out, but no one seemed to be able to find her. 😦
      I hope that the copy I gave her made it and made sense to her grandson. Without her insistent encouragement, I might not have taken the project to publication at all. Imperfect as it is, I hope that it can do some good (I’ve had a wonderful review from an older gentleman to whom I am very grateful for the way he expressed the work, and for his thanks), and so I feel it is my added duty to continue to show my grattitude.
      Thank you so much, again, Dr. G.
      Stay safe,
      S. Destinie

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