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Day 2/67 of 5 month GED, Adulting, and the Nile

The Four Freedoms movement starts  with empathy building, which both leads to and requires continuous learning.  Today’s question is about the Nile:

how do you imagine that you would you feel about the river, if you were an Ancient Egyptian?

This is a particularly key concept for all of us who live near water, or nowhere near water, to consider regularly because, how do we know if there is or isn’t enough of it (as someone in Fresno, CA asked me recently: why does it not look like we have a water shortage…)?

 

Action Items  for Adulting that we can take right now:

1.) Consider our responsibility to give back to the community:

2.) Share your thoughts here on how education helps that process,

3.)   Share your thoughts on how you might feel if you lived near the Nile, if you can remember back 4000 years ago.

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

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GR button:

Turkish TuesDay 2/67 of 5 month GED, Adulting, and the Nile

The Four Freedoms movement starts  with empathy building, which both leads to and requires continuous learning.  Today’s question is about the Nile:

how do you imagine that you would you feel about the river, if you were an Ancient Egyptian?

This is a particularly key concept for all of us who live near water, or nowhere near water, to consider regularly because, how do we know if there is or isn’t enough of it (as someone in Fresno, CA asked me recently: why does it not look like we have a water shortage…)?

 

Action Items  for Adulting that we can take right now:

1.) Consider our responsibility to give back to the community:

2.) Share your thoughts here on how education helps that process,

3.)   Share your thoughts on how you might feel if you lived near the Nile, if you can remember back 4000 years ago.

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

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GR button:

Thoughtful ThursDay 2/67 of 5 month GED, Adulting, and the Nile

The Four Freedoms movement starts  with empathy building, which both leads to and requires continuous learning.  Today’s question is about the Nile:

how do you imagine that you would you feel about the river, if you were an Ancient Egyptian?

This is a particularly key concept for all of us who live near water, or nowhere near water, to consider regularly because, how do we know if there is or isn’t enough of it (as someone in Fresno, CA asked me recently: why does it not look like we have a water shortage…)?

 

Action Items  for Adulting that we can take right now:

1.) Consider our responsibility to give back to the community:

2.) Share your thoughts here on how education helps that process,

3.)   Share your thoughts on how you might feel if you lived near the Nile, if you can remember back 4000 years ago.

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

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write -one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via this GR button:

ShiraDest

December, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

(Day 1Day 3)

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Blackout: Demain il sera trop tard: reading for language learning, empathy, and planning!

On lit pour s’apprendre, et pour se préparer.

We read to learn, and to prepare.

Read from July 10 to 17, 2015
Blackout est un thriller qui donne un vision des sombres possibilités mais aussi qu’inspire l’espoir. Le réalisme effrayant du comportement humain est visible, mais la coopération et aussi visible. Pourtant, je ne voudrais jamais prendre un ascenseur autre fois !

Blackout is a thriller that gives a vision of terrible possibilities, but also inspires hope. The frightening reality of human behavior, but also of cooperation, are both visible. Still, I hope never to take an elevator again!

Shira “Holocene/Human Era” Dest
July, 12015 HE

 Salût !  

Action Items in support of literacy and preparation that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources, from any Francophone region, regarding the power grid.

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

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found, 

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses that information and makes a difference.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write

Stayed on Freedom's Call: Cooperation Between Jewish And African-American Communities In Washington, DC, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

ShiraDest

NaNoWriMo 2020 CE

November, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the most recent lesson plan…)

– Walking: It’s not just about carbon…

Walking, for me, stirs something. I think better, I feel better both physically and emotionally, and I may even get somewhere at the same time. Walking gives me a sense of calm, a sense of health, even a sense of quiet strength (especially after a man on the bus I’d thought I missed saw me running to catch it after it passed me and then waited at the next bus stop; his exclamation of “I saw you walking back two blocks ago: a strong woman! made my day!).

These are feelings, compliments and insights that I never got when I drove my little car. More importantly, when I walk, I have a sense of solidarity. I feel not only that I am reducing my carbon impact, but also that I am sharing in a very Human activity that has moved us, literally, from out of Africa to almost every continent on the planet. With our feet. And that feels good. It feels like making progress, every time I stand up, flex those muscles, and move forward. That feels like I can go somewhere under my own power, and so can every other human being blessed with the health and strength to be ambulatory.

Of course low-impact living is important to me, but walking goes so much farther than that. I feel myself healing, even when I rush to a job running late, literally jogging in my good middle-class work clothes. I feel safer under my own foot-power, and I feel like I am in solidarity with those who cannot or simply, like myself, wish not, to drive a motor vehicle rather than get there under my own steam. And walking is a harmonious tool for keeping both the body and the mind sound, or making it sound if it is not. We have always known this, but now we add walking as a tool for both environmental justice, and for social and economic justice:

Walking makes us Equal.   As Time Banking was invented to help do: walk the talk, equally.

That’s why I walk.

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !
ShiraDest

October 1st, 12017 HE

– How Chinese Kung-Fu and Neighborliness Really Do Help Build Community

I’ve been thinking all morning about Kung Fu and Knowaste: two tools which are locally produced and can help build community.

Ski” is one of the founders of Knowaste, and a neighbor who helped me change a stuck lock on my Landlady’s front door: by taking the door off of the hinges.  This community cooperation task gave me the opportunity to practice my out-of-use spinning back-kick on the door’s stubborn hinges while we worked together to dismount the door.

After initially refusing any sort of payment, Ski finally gave in to my insistence on paying him something, accepting payment in a local currency, as we’d spent a solid 5 hours or more working on the door.  What local currency, you ask?  In this case, it was a gift card from a local cooperative, which is now being made to circulate as a local medium of exchange.  I described the benefits of this and other local currencies in my talk on Gandhi’s homespun and salt, last year at UNM.  That talk, like working with Ski the other day, showed how locally issued currencies can build both trust, and sustainable local economies.

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !
ShiraDest

September 24th, 12017 HE

– Build my own laptop generator (treadmill or pedal-powered)?

Ok, someone please explain to me:  why do even my ecolo/Green friends laugh at me when I express my desire to write using a pedal-powered generator, or even a treadmill or walking powered electricity generator for my laptop?   This should not be that difficult.

In fact, I’m sure I read somewhere of an author who wrote her 2nd novel using a pedal-powered laptop.

So has anyone else done this, and how can I do it?

Edit: 15.1.12016 HE: It has been done before:

Human-Powered Treadmill
and
http://www.instructables.com/id/Treadmill-Desk/

(So it’s not a lost cause, after all…)

Read, Write, Run, Teach !
In Solidarity with All Kind People,
Peace via Cooperation and Non-Cooperation,
ShiraDest
16th of December, 12015 HE