Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Continuing Legal and Financial Education

I think that the importance of continuing pro bono legal and financial education at the local level is often overlooked as a tool for all of our uplift.  There are many ways that ordinary people can help one another learn about local legal laws, like state Statutes of Limitations, or consumer protection laws in your county, in cases where they clarify, as in Montgomery County, in Maryland.

If the common good, or the general welfare, requires each person to pay one’s debts, then how can we not think of the role of understanding the implications of each financial document that we sign, and how to understand that, in the absence of understanding of local financial law?   How do we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us, while helping us all, especially young people, understand financial legal bindings?

I had part of an answer, a few years ago, which continues with page four of my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call, and the two song titles which were combined to create the title for this book:

“Stayed on
Freedom” lyrics
Woke up this
morning with my
Stayed on
Hallelu, Hallelu,
I’m walking and
talking with my
mind stayed on
Hallelu, Hallelu,
“Dror Yikra”
Dror Yikra l’ven
im bat
k’mo vavat.
“Freedom Will Call”
(title is author’s
He will proclaim
freedom for all his
Na’im shimchem And will keep you as
velo yushbat.
the apple of his eye
Sh’vu venuchu Pleasant is your name
b’yom Shabbat.
and will not be
D’rosh navi
Repose and rest on the
Sabbath day.
Va’ot yesha ase
Seek my sanctuary and
Neta sorek b’toch
my home.
Give me a sign of
She’e shav’at
b’nei ami.
Plant a vine in my
Look to my people,
hear their laments.

Page 4″

So, it turns out that the page will not easily format as it is seen in the book, but the idea is there (and I kind of like the way it came out almost as an interlinear translation).

Page three was last week…

Action Items:

1.) What are your thoughts on the importance of everyone, especially the young, understanding local financial laws regarding Statutes of Limitations, etc?

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.  (My example: the CA Office of the AG’s summary, from the CA legal code online…)

3.) Share your thoughts on how Continuing legal and financial Education via citizen cooperation might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

4.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those 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 last on-going GED lesson 67/67 , and the first 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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13 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom with the Call of Freedom, and Continuing Legal and Financial Education

    1. No, Ma’am, not my cleverness!

      I got this version from my aunts (actually my Dad’s cousins) who sang with Sweet Honey in the Rock before they founded In Process ( and ) .

      These were some of the Freedom Songs on a Sweet Honey album from the Civil Rights Era.
      (ok, what I like to call the second civil rights era, since folks seem to have forgotten the one in the 1930’s…)


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    1. Thank you, Cherie !
      I really appreciate your taking the time to stop by, and especially to look at my (sometimes disputed) point on pro-bono legal learning as part of Adulting!
      Thank you so much!

      Stay safe, and thank you for your work on your blog, too!


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  1. I kinda like this format too! It does have an interlinear effect and it reads almost like a whole new poem or song!
    I also totally agree with you re: pro bono legal and financial/consumer protection education. It’s distressing to see scammy deceptive companies preying on desperate people.

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    1. Coolness, thank you, JYP!
      I am so relieved that the songs come out fresh, and not just pop-over re-heated.
      I was worried that it might be too much repetition.
      Thank you for supporting my expansion of the word Adulting to include the pro-bono ed! 🙂

      Together, we can end the scamminess!

      (ok, maybe it’s time for me to take a break now, mu spelling errors are multiplying faster than exponents with exponents!)

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