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Other Important Rulings are Being Forgotten…

    This topic, which is getting even less attention than the overturning of Miranda v. AZ ’66, may be nearly as important, over the long run (since the horrific state of affairs recently codified will be continued over the next generations by these rulings not being discussed as much):

“We have never previously held what the court holds today, namely that a state must use state funds” to finance private religious schools.

In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor pointed out that : “Today the court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation.

from:  NPR.

   And  I keep trying to work, remembering Toni Morrison’s admonition that this is the time when the artist goes to work, and toni_morrison_2008-2 not to succumb to this world’s malevolence.
    I look forward to your impressions, Thoughtful Readers.
Shira

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We Can Do Better Wednesdays, old Chapter 10, and Community Land Trusts as part of Phase IV

This post is  the rough draft of  old Chapter 10, section III. A. of my non-fiction WiP, Do Better, fka Baby Floors.   This part will introduce the early years of mapping out a path to get there for Phase III.   Outlines will be matched, at the bottom of this post, with sections for both parts II and III of this chapter.

Note that Phase IV, discussed in detail in this chapter, goes very well with the use of a Community Land Trust, where land is held in common by a local community, in a shared ownership arrangement.  There are a few such trusts in California, at least.

The overall objective remains that of putting a floor on poverty so that each and every baby born can have a safe childhood.

 

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 9, section III. D. was a few weeks ago)

Chapter 10, section II. A.

 

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 10, section II. B. )

 

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

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

Action Items:

1.) Consider 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.

 

Chapter 10 outline,    II. and III. A.

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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

 

Why Searching Matters on Juneteenth

For years, many newly freed people searched across the country for their formerly enslaved loved ones who had been sold away.  Green 
             Heartbreaking advertisements for missing family members appeared for years after the emancipation.  Searching  

From the first Compensated Emancipation in DC, EmanDayDC to the ratification of the 13th Amendment, freed slaves moved around “restlessly” seeking their people, whom they remembered and loved, who had been sold from plantations and away from families by owners, traders, speculators, or debt collectors.  InfoWanted Please find  more examples, as there are many records of this, dear friends.  And I wonder if, in a few years, Willow and or Anna will be engaged in this same search for lost loved ones? 

    I look forward to your comments on honoring True Seekers this Minbari and Juneteenth Monday, Thoughtful Readers.
Shira

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We Can Do Better Wednesdays, Walking The Extra Mile Prompt

    Here is another prompt from chapter 7 (which is now chapter 6…): 

“I’d walk x miles for…”

How many miles would you walk for something important, and what would that something be?

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Writing Process: Removing a Darling Comment

     Volunteering can be most difficult in health settings.   This is part of what Phase II will help build,  Escorts starting about 15-20 years from now as Phase I draws to a close, by building a cadre of Serving Adults (and here is the comment I removed): 

A timeline for building support for a robust public health system could run as long as the generation currently in charge of funding the system, but that is time we do not have.

     So, I continue to work on draft #6 Project Do Better’s manifesto,

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 now re-writing Part II.    I Just found and added Austria’s new train service, which is how Phase I helps get us to Phase II, on page 110!! 

     I look forward to hearing your opinions, Thoughtful Readers.

We can really  Do Better.

-Shira   

 

Action Prompts:

    Share your thoughts on how to build buy-in create a more equal, or at least less inequitable, society, please.   Guest posts are always welcome.  Writing, by the way, is my personal contribution to Project Do Better

What would yours be, if you had time?

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Service Adulthood Began Early, With Compassion In Oakland

     Volunteering can take many forms, whether by helping, as the CCC did (and does, in California), with nature and infrastructure maintenance, or by helping to keep others safe, as this new organization is doing in response to recent hate crimes.   This is part of what Phase II will work toward on a larger scale,  Escorts starting about 15-20 years from now as Phase I draws to a close, by building a cadre of Serving Adults: 

“…700 people of all races and backgrounds have volunteered to work with Compassion in Oakland.

     So, I continue to work on Project Do Better’s manifesto, now re-writing Part II.

     I look forward to hearing your opinions, Thoughtful Readers.

We can really  Do Better.

-Shira   

 

Action Prompts:

    Share your thoughts on how to build buy-in create a more equal, or at least less inequitable, society, please.   Guest posts are always welcome.  Writing, by the way, is my personal contribution to Project Do Better

What would yours be, if you had time?

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B5, Hakan:Muhafiz/The Protector, Lupin, or La Casa De Papel/Money Heist Reviews,

Holistic College Algebra & GED/HiSET Night School Lesson Plans,

           or My Nonfiction  & Historical Fiction Serial Writing

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs

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Do Neighbors Still Have Block Parties?

      Here is a question I’ve had for a while that may partially explain the lack of empathy today. Back in the 1980s, in DC, folks used to block off  either end of the street, and share food and smiles for a few hours with all of the neighbors.  Is that common, still?  

 This might help building understanding, maybe?

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We can Do Better Wednesdays, & Taking Our B/M/W Together!

    Here’s another prompt from chapter 7: 

 “I’m taking my BMW, as in Bike/Metro/Walk”!

Have you heard this joke, before? 🙂

It was common when I was a student in DC, in the late 1980s.

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Do Better Wednesdays, Walking Prompt

  This prompt comes from chapter 7: 

A “one walk away from…” sharing contest,
with the modest goal of getting one share per month in the first year, could have people recount their goals and what they felt as they reached the milestone of just one walk away from
completing that goal.

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Shira


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Sorry, Ms. Toni: Tired of Bearing Witness. And Tools?

     This comment from Toni Morrison has always pushed me to write about my own family history, in one form or another, whether as the book based on my walking tours, or as historical fiction.  And to write in such a way that it touches on the continuing effects of that history, particularly with regard to sex trafficking.  But does it really make any difference, or do any good?

      She   said, that the responsibilities of the black woman writer include writing: 

To bear witness to a history that is unrecorded

       

But, why?

     How does that work bring into being newer tools, more apt for the problems that we need to solve today?

         What do you think our world could look like if every one of us worked to bear witness to what could be, rather than what is? 

     I look forward to hearing your opinions on this matter, Thoughtful Readers.

We can really  Do Better.

-Shira   

 

Action Prompts:

    Share your thoughts on how to build buy-in create a more equal, or at least less inequitable, society, please.   Writing, by the way, is my personal contribution to Project Do Better

What would yours be, if you had time?

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