Wondering Wednesdays, Do Better, Chapter 7 Intro: mapping out Phase I

This post is the start of the rough draft of  Chapter 7, for my non-fiction WiP, Baby Floors.  

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

Outlines for some of chapter 7 will be at the bottom of this post (JYP!).

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 7 Introduction:

( Chapter 6, section IV was last week…)


Chapter 7 Introduction: How Phase I helps pave the way for the 4 Freedoms




As pointed out earlier, the strategy objectives for this chapter will be to map out plans for each stage of the journey from Year 0, hopefully this year, 2021 CE, or 12021 HE, to the transition into Phase II.  The early years of this phase will be a time of setting up both the physical infrastructure needed by the wider society, and of setting up the project infrastructure for moving forward through several generations of volunteers dedicated to the vision that this project sets forward.  As stated back in chapter 6, each part of all 4 systems of our PublicDomainInfrastructure will need to have clear goals, scalable techniques for meeting those goals which are accessible to all residents, and are also practical actions with clear utility and clear symbolic meaning, wherever possible.  Building empathy as we work to build up robust critical physical and consumer education infrastructure is a key part of this work, without which, nothing else will succeed.  Training more nurses and doctors, for instance, takes time, as does getting funding for improvements to and additions of local public health clinics.  While upgrading rail infrastructure also takes time and funding, laying tracks and building new libraries is simple, by comparison.  Thus, a time frame of 10 years or more seems quite reasonable, given the training time spans of medical personnel.  Education and advocacy can begin at once, in these early stages, particularly for expanded public health service capacities, given the ravages of Covid-19 on our country, and the particular needs for education and greater sanitation services on public transport, and in public libraries.  Since libraries are especially important as both educational and community building centers for the most vulnerable members of society, they need, it seems particular attention to measuring our progress in improving the services that they offer.  The economic crisis that this pandemic has been allowed to generate for those experiencing housing precarity show in heart-rending detail how important it is to develop new and more accessible tools for making continuous and updated consumer legal information available on an ongoing and timely basis.  The transition to later stages of this first phase can also be an opportunity to connect with others doing related work, such as hash-tagging for campaigns to end expired or time-barred debt lawsuits, body attachments, cash bail, and payment for pretrial interventions.


B (315/300 wds).

In the later years of this first phase, starting from about the midway point in the stage, it should be time to use our metrics to decide whether to extend this phase another 5 years.  Improvements in measures from health clinic hours and staffing increases, safety to cleanliness, schedules, rolling upgrades, library hours, staffing qualifications and book purchases, etc, will be important indicators.  These metrics will be useful both for the project volunteers, in deciding how to apply resources in educating and advocating for the specific project goals at this stage, and also for the wider community, to see how this project is helping to make a difference for society.  By the middle stage of this phase, we should also be able to judge the effectiveness of our previous and current work, and whether tools need to be changed, upgraded, or discarded in favor of developing new methods, tools, and approaches.  By the ending stages of Phase I, as we begin to transition into Phase II, we could also start a more serious push to connect with the various consumer and criminal justice finance reform projects in progress, by adding to hash tags and advocacy movements around ending money or cash bail requirements, ending Body Attachments, etc, as mentioned earlier, as part of the financial-legal part of PublicDomainInfrastructure, leading into the cultural changes facilitated by the next phase, Phase II.  This chapter will also discuss details of how obstacles to safe, clean, efficient and effective public transport, health clinics, libraries and continuing free legal financial workshops can be overcome, in and for the benefit of the community.  While this project has not yet, as of the time of drafting of this book, come into existence officially or formally, the hope remains that these sections which immediately follow may soon come into the implementation stage, as the start of Phase I.  We move to those details now.


— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 7, section I…  )


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 with regard to comps for  audience

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.

Category is clearly   Non-fiction.

  I’m leaning toward Social Sciences, and Inspirational, for shelving label.

Action Prompts:

1.) Consider sharing 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.

   Thoughtful 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

                  We can  Do Better: a Vision of a Better World to create a kinder future


( 5 month GED lesson 17 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective,

      and how historical fiction series stories can even inspire learning (Part 1)…

Toward Peace,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS


the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: 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!  🙂

Photo of this chapter’s section outlines, for JYP, especially: 


Chapter 7 ch 7 first cut outline outlines


11 thoughts on “Wondering Wednesdays, Do Better, Chapter 7 Intro: mapping out Phase I

    1. 🙂
      We aim to please, Ma’am!
      I worked for years, in high school and part of college, in a pharmacy, starting grave yard shift, which did not help my grades, but did give me a rat’s eye view of the realities of such places. piieeeuuuu! Not cleanli at all, often times, but in neighborhoods no one wanted to work in, and no one cared how many dead rats we had to dispose of each day. 😦 If they think that didn’t affect customer service and customer/patient health, then they were conveniently deluding themselves.
      And in the end, even the suffering of the poorest residents does end up affecting all the rest of us, even the rich people. They just don’t want to admit it, but we can save alot of time and effort by starting there and rolling up our sleeves.
      Cuz, we really can Do Better, damnit.

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  1. Following feedback on Phase II from several mental health related persons, it seems prudent to rename Phase II something that does not refer to Adults or to Adulthood.


    Service cooperators is not very catchy…

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