Wondering Wednesdays, Do Better (was Baby Floors), Chapter 6 Introduction: How to get there from here

This post begins the rough draft of  Chapter 6 for my non-fiction WiP, Baby Floors/Baby Acres, now working titled Do Better.    This chapter and those that follow put a roadmap in place for getting to where every child born could have at least a little studio apartment (I’ve even stayed in converted tiny hotel rooms that had been advertised as apartments, and thus learned never to rent sight unseen, even if it seems legit and  you are desperate), as small as a hotel room with a hot plate, fridge, and microwave.

Putting a floor on poverty so that each and every baby born can have a safe childhood.

Since this is a short post (only 200 words or so), I’m putting all of the chapter 6 rough draft outlines below, since each chapter, past and future, ties back in to this chapter, via the high level outlines.  Outline marks left for comparison later against the horrible 1st draft, which I am currently formatting in order to let rest before attacking it again for the 2nd draft.  I post these rough draft sections just in case I get hit by a bus before completing this work, in the hope that someone will take up the torch in my place.

Once again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases.  This chapter is part of showing what Phases I-IV could look like as potential roadmap for a fully inclusive society for all of us.  This vision is laid out in the hope that All HumanKind  will eventually have each person’s basic needs  met, without taking anything from anyone, and without violence, intimidation, nor coercion of any kind. 

( Chapter 5,  section II was last week…)

Chapter 6 Introduction:

Chapter 6 Introduction (212/200 wds): How Phase will progress us toward more of the 4 Freedoms

 

Each stage of each phase will require four sets ofmarkersFindBetterWord in order to map out a path for arriving at the end goal of each phase, leading to the overall goal of this vision, starting from the very beginning of our first phase.  For each stage, we will need to know what goals need to be reached, and how to reach those goals in some reasonable period of time.  We will need some set of manageable ways of attaining those goals, methods, practices, actions and campaigns which can be scaled up from the smallest level to much larger, and are also accessible to all members of society.  Responses to objections to those goals which explain how the goals make sense, and why they will make a difference, at both a practical level and also as symbols of the ongoing progress for us all, are needed.  Finally, reliable and transparent methods for determining whether and when we are within reach of attaining each milestone leading to each overall goal must be created that will allow us to measure the progress of this project.  We begin by looking at each of these issues, in a cursory way, for Phase I.  Full details will be given for each Phase in a later respective chapter.

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 6, section I of to how to get there…  )

I’m considering this Rough Draft as the block of clay from which my book will eventually emerge, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still becoming more  fixed in my mind as I write, so the final version will likely look pretty different from this Rough Draft, and will need updating once I get to the very end.

 

And once again, yeayyy( !!)with regard to audience, I may have at least a couple of comps:  Walden Two meets The War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective (by Dr.s Jean and Edgar Cahn, 1964).  I know that lots of people consider Skinner’s writing to be stilted, but I like the tilt of most reviewers, in that the idea is that a community should keep trying policies that members agree upon until they find what works for all of them.

As for genre, I’m still wondering:  clearly part of  Non-fiction.

  Many thanks to Dr. Garland for suggesting Philosophy

Maybe also: System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.

Last week’s installment of this series…

 

Action Items:

1.) Consider and share some ideas you may have on how our society can solve homelessness and child abuse, starting right now,

2.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your 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

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

       by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                help create tools: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to build a kinder future

          and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning…

                   

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.  I am your friend, and work for peace.

   Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

   

Shira

 in October of our year 2021 CE, which is year  12021 HE (Human Era)

(most recent GED lesson: Day 10)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
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.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page, and please do let us know here that you’ve reviewed it there!  🙂

Chapter 6 related

outlines.

34 thoughts on “Wondering Wednesdays, Do Better (was Baby Floors), Chapter 6 Introduction: How to get there from here

    1. Hey, glad you are back!
      And glad you love the outline pics!
      I’ll work on not dying in any avoidable ways, getting hit by a bus chief among them, but one never knows, right? Repent one day before you die, and have your latest draft published 5 minutes after that!!
      🙂

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    2. Not until I am done writing about Backup Bedsits, Supplemental Free Beans/Greens/Rice, and writing a few novels that fall under one of each major Phase I category as a model for what a healthy family can look like, for our Emancipated Minors who need to start living in their backup place a few years earlier than most Adults!

      Shira

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  1. I love this! I’m rooting for you to have great success with this book project! Philosophy though? Seems like it should be Sociology or Social Sciences to me. (I’m not sure who trims the hairs on one definition or the other. Maybe Authors preference?) Also World Issues, poverty as subcategories.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie!
      I will soon be needing people willing to share, re-blog, and otherwise help me spread the word on this movement, not to mention find young folks willing to take up the baton.
      In the library, it looks like the closest shelf would be Social Sciences. Not sure how books stores classify work like this.

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      1. If you know of books similar to what you are writing just look them up online or in/on the book itself. It is usually part of the publisher information. Sometimes it is on the back of the book upper right or lower left with for easy shelving.

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    1. Thank you, Violet: I’ll pitch it as Inspirational Social Science nonfiction, in that case, if I can find an agent or traditional publisher who’d agree to publish it with the electronic version available for free.

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        1. I prefer to go with a traditional publisher, if I publish this at all, rather than self-publishing, unless it is entirely free of charge. I have no budget to pay for publishing it myself, so it will be either trad, or The Archive.

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          1. I understand. Lulu is good because it is free, you only pay for the books you want to order, as many or few as you want at a time, as and when you want them. 😀 But if you don’t want to buy any of them, you can just let your customers buy them. 😀

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            1. Ok, I’ll have to keep it in mind if I don’t get an agent or a traditional publisher to agree to give readers some free level of access to Do Better.

              Since my last publisher didn’t even give *me* an author’s (hard)copy, maybe traditional publishers are no longer better, anyway.

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            2. Hmm, if I wanted to make money on this book, I’d agree that Lulu is a great idea. Since I want to be certain that Do Better is as accessible as possible for everyone, if Lulu would agree to sell the hard copies for free, if customers said that they could not afford to pay, then I’d be happy to use Lulu. I wonder if there is a publisher that will allow book sales on a sliding (including free) scale, but the author and for the readers?

              (Since I doubt that there will initially be much demand for a book like Do Better…)

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