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Spanish Sundays, ultima revista de Masot, y la Salud

(English)

–Insisto que la salud tiene que ver con la integraciôn dentro de la comundad.

Pensar, atreverse y amar. Absolutamente inspirador.  Este ultimo libro de la quintologia de Masot està tan buena como el Muy Buen (La Sombra del Templario) primer libro, y casi casi tanto como el Buenisimo segundo (el Laberinto: El Laberinto de la Serpiente) de este serie. Se involucran màs los viejos con los jovenes que en el serie de Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), y se usa la guerra como preuba de maturidad para los dos jovenes hecho hombres en el serie. Pero queda un paradoxo. El maestro Bernard, quien muere al comienzas del libro 1, se queda como una presencia constante en todo los libros. Es el verdadero protagonista.

Shira “Era Holocena/Humana” Destinie
28 Augosto del año 12 015 EH
Britanica

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

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ShiraDest

NaNoWriMo 2020 CE

November, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

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

Spanish Sundays, revista de un libro, y Salud Para Todos

(English)

Un libro bastante bien. Se hace pensar en el mal tratamiento de los niños. Sin embargo, como los libros de Harry Potter este libro era divertido, tambien.

Las Puertas del Mal by Núria Masot
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mujeres inteligentes (tal vez codependientes) capaces de enfrentar el peligro, políglotas vestidos poco normales quienes inspiran el miedo pero protegan a los demas, Trastorno por estrés postraumático mostrado, veteranos heridos sosteniendoles tras los tiempos, las semillas del odio y el poder de la lealtad aun tanto entre la gente como entre las comunidades diferentes. Eso son las cosas buenas que ofrece este libro, cuatro de cinco en el serie, Lo que me fastidio era el cambio ver el mysticismo, mientras el logico era el base de los primeros dos libros. Sin embargo, este libro queda exclente como trabajo multi-generacional que, como a Harry Potter, inspira la esperanza en la comunidad.

17 del agosto, 12 015 EH (Era Holoceno)

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So, it turns out that reading authors from other countries is fun, and useful!

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

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

1.) Search for two different resources on PTSD.

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

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,
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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…)

El Laberinto de La Serpiente (the Labyrinth of the Snake) Núria Masot #3

Este libro es mejor que Harry Potter! “pero ¿sabemos lo que en realidad buscaba?” -La amistad, lealtad y la magia, sin magia. Vale la pena leerlo.

This book is better than Harry Potter! “but ¿do we know what he was really looking for?” -Friendship, loyalty, and magic without magic. Worth reading.

#Pages4Progress #Libros #librotransformamundo

Shira
11.7.12015 EH/HE

Full comments below the review:

  Nos vemos!  

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

1.) Search for the Pages for Progress project.

2.) Share  with us in the comments, here, please, whether it or any similar project is ongoing.

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…)

La Llave De Oro (The Golden Key) and Language Learning for Adulthood

La Llave De OroLa Llave De Oro by Núria Masot

(English below…)

Simplemente maravilloso, este libro (aparte de que los Cataros no se llamaban eso a si mismos). Muertes extrañas, deseos de recuperarse la fe perdida, y una tranquilidad que es “sólo una apariencia de la que no hay que fiarse.” Y mejor, una chica que sabe defenderse. Màs lento que el primer libro.

3 cosas:
1. Lo que hace este heroe diferente que los demas,
2. como gana/pierde, este heroe, la communidad, y
3. por/para qué el hereo corre los riesgos:

1. El heroe Guillem no es un genio, tampoco dotado de poderes como Harry Potter, pero tiene un talento creativo y la capacidad de utilizarlo con calma. Como a Katnis Everdeen, él ha tenido una persona que lo ha enseñado hacer cosas que los demas no saben hacer, y la auto-disciplina de pensar al fondo de los problemas.
2. Familia de adoption, efectivamente.
3. Guillem, como Harry, trabaja en memoria de su mentor, para honrar sus ideas, a pesar de las dudas.

Y la chica: p. 127: “Debes ser generosa contigo misma, permitir que la duda aflore y que se manifieste, es la única manera de contemplarla cara a cara y que eso te permita tomar una decisión.”

Y p. 129: “no confundas su final con toda su existencia.” -Preciosa.

Simply wonderful, this book (aside from the fact that the Cathars did not call themselves Cathars). Weird deaths, desire to find lost faith, and a calm which is only surface deep. And better still, a girl who knows how to defend herself. Slower than the first book.

3 things:
1. what differentiates the hero,
2. how the hero acquires/loses community, and
3. why the hero risks his/her neck:

1. The hero Guillem is not a genius, nor gifted with powers like Harry Potter, but he does have creative talent and the ability to use it under pressure. Like Katnis Everdeen (Hunger Games), he had an older mentor who taught him skills others lack, and the self-discipline to think through problems.
2. Adopted family, effectively.
3. Both Guillem and Harry work to honor the memory and ideas of their mentors, despite imperfections.

Shira Era Holoceno
31 Julio de 12015 EH
Bretagne

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Nos vemos!

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

1.) Search for two different sources to translate the word “friendship” into Spanish.

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

3.) Let us know if you find any projects similar to the Pages For Progress project currently going on, please!

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…)

La Sombra del Templario (Shadow of the Templar) Núria Masot #1

Hace tiempo, leî éste libro y me encantô. Es un libro de mayoridad, asi que es màs o menos facil de leer, y corto. Pero una historia que me sorprendiô no tener nada que ver con la religiôn, sino màs con la amistad.

Some time ago, I read this book and loved it. It’s a coming of age book, so it’s more or less easy to read, and it’s short. But the story surprised me by not having anything to do with religion, but rather, with friendship.

Muy bien escrito con fin maravilloso. Se provoca pensar. Con las palabras justas, y con un gran amistad!

Wonderful ending. A very well-written, thought-provoking. The right words, and a wonderful friendship!

#Pages4Progress #Libros #librotransformamundo

Shira
12015 EH/HE

  Nos vemos!  

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

1.) Search for the Pages for Progress project.

2.) Share  with us in the comments, here, please, whether it or any similar project is ongoing.

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…)

Spanish Saturdays and books on slavery then, and family now

Since I’ve been a bit lacking on my reading of Don Quixote, I’m going to refer back to a book I read a while ago, that has become more timely again. It was written mostly in Spanish, but had so many sections written in French, with the odd section also in English, that I was glad to be fully trilingual.  (Clearly, speaking three languages in the same lang. family do not build sufficient empathy to prevent chattel slavery, so my hypothesis on empathy may not hold water, but I still hold out hope!)    I’m not sure if there were translations in the footnotes, or if the refs were to other notations, but either way, this work was both thorough and exhausting to read.  Also, very, very saddening.

My most pertinent notes:

0.91% “està enlinea junto con el articulo pdf de Santana-Portillo-Lopez…\n Shira\n 25.11.12015 12015 HE

page 33
 

7.52% “P.33 Las Ordenanzas No Fueron Cumplidas…

The Orders (to protect the Native population) were Not Obeyed…

protested as: “Como si los indios fuesen africanos!”

shows how little Africans were thought of…

January 7, 2016 –

 

page 135
 

30.75%“Manzilla: los esclavos españoles tuvieron derecho de casarse, y entonces tuvieron nombres de familia propios.\n (Spanish slaves could marry, thus had their own family names).\n 7.1.12016 EH”

 
January 12, 2016 –

 

page 167
 

38.04% “la Iglesia -en contra del costumbre en EEUU…\n the Church, contrari to costume in USA…”

 

My 5xs gr grandfather Miles Manzilla was purchased from Caroline Co, VA during the colonial period, with his own surname at the time, which was quite unusual.  It’s possible that he was from a Caribbean setting originally, or was sold through Spanish hands.

Note that the fact that the Roman Catholic Church respected the sacrament of marriage for slaves made a difference (or should have) in the largest slave sale known: the #GU272, the sale of 314 Jesuit owned enslaved people from southern MD to Louisiana, in 1838.   The Enslaved Persons with spouses off of the four Jesuit plantations involved in the sale were not supposed to be sold south, by order of senior Jesuits in Rome.  Unfortunately, we know that none of those orders were obeyed, either.  More information on that if anyone is interested.

So,  I hope to be back on track with Don Miguel de Cervantes next week, friends:

 

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

1.) Search for two different resources to translate the word “Hello” into Spanish.

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

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found,  perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Spanish word, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

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, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE

Book review: The History of Black Slavery in Pueto Rico -still relevant in the USA today… Revista: Historia de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto Rico

Historia de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto RicoHistoria de La Esclavitud Negra En Puerto Rico by Luis M. Soler

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This extensive and not easy to read, but well worthwhile history of slavery in Puerto Rico, shows the importance not only of where we have been, but also what tools we have now and how to evaluate them in the light of past and present situations. The author comments that a Cooperative could have saved the small coffee producers of Puerto Rico, though not on whether that would have enabled the liberation of their enslaved workers. Yet this is a step forward in the analysis of both labour relations and the history of People of Color in the Americas.

I now also know that the family of my enslaved 5xGreat Grandfather Miles Manzilla could even have originated in Spain itself, potentially. Our shared origins are important to know, both for understanding why enslaved workers would have defended their masters during Indian attacks, and also in deciding how to relate to our history of enslavement today. What feelings remain to be resolved on all sides?

P. 15 del pdf = P. 21 del libro
La Corona y los esclavagistas se creaban liberales y generosos, evidentemente, pero sus

esclavos no compartieron ese sentimiento!
The Crown and owners thought themselves generous, but their slaves disagreed!

P. 25=32: Ya sabîa Bartolomé de Las Casas pero no de Fray Antonio de Montesinos a favor de los

indigenes.
Dominicans vs Franciscans ??

P.33 Las Ordenanzas No Fueron Cumplidas… (The Orders of the King to protect the

Indigenous/Indian/Native Population Not Obeyed…)

but “Como si los indios fuesen africanos!” -Nice, Thanks. Now I know which part of my blood

sits higher…

P.33=P.40: At least he admitted his error before he died; Al menos se admetîa su error antes

de su muerte.

Updates online… (Courtney, Richard H., Ruth A., Michelle, Thomas and Mel will certainly like

this book, and Akshat Liked an early update…)

P.77pdf=P.86 del documento: The author thinks that a Cooperative would have saved small

producers in PR from the falling coffee prices (due to Cuban overproduction)…

P.109pdf=P.119 book: Pardos must be like me: morenos claros ?

P. 111pdf=P.119 book: Alot of English testimony from ship captains: 14 British citizens sold

into slavery by contrabandists, apparently never freed (though 7 were identified!!).

P. 126 So France had a Black Code, too? Of course, where did the southern colonies/states

(USA) get them from…

3 November, 1839: Pope Gregory XVI condemned the Slave Trade? and Baltimore, and Maryland…

In summary, there was not only lots of Mestisage, but a good bit of back-and-forthing of slaves between PR and the English and French-speaking colonies. Thus, entirely possible that Miles Manzilla, Sr’s family was of Spanish colony origin.

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Alonso, por Omar R. La Rosa

Learning languages to read EMdT fanfic, or to get a better job (with health care): both are long-term good things, verdad?

Link and artwork used here by permission.

The image above of Alonso de Entrerríos, 16th century Spanish soldier and 21st century secret agent, is from a wonderful piece of fan fiction, written in Spanish, which is based on the series El Ministerio del Tiempo.   Learning a language gives one access not only to the joy of seeing historical settings come to life in the hands of skilled writers like the author of this serial work of fan fiction, Omar R. La Rosa, who continues to inspire “Ministericos” as dedicated followers of the series are called, but also gives one another advantage.

If you take the time,”about a year,” to learn a language that may or may not come in handy later, like Cmdr Ivanova, you too could end up commanding an elite force of future paladins dedicated to protecting the vulnerable and saving the galaxy!!  Maybe also saving the entire planet earth from COVID-19 by explaining to them in their own languages that smoking makes it worse, and why everyone needs #UniversalHealthCare! 🙂

“¡Por Santiago y por España!”
“We live for the One, we die for the One”

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare , and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure
ShiraDest

April, 12020 HE

Learning a language would help Hakan defeat the Virus: how? Ask the Loyal Ones…

#COVID-19’dan, nasıl kazanacayız?

How do we win against the #CoronaVirus?

Potansiyelim var.”  ==  “I have potential.”

Hakan, “The Protector” of Istanbul and of all humankind, argues that despite his lack of formal education, he has the potential to do just as well as any university-educated person, even to solve problems like a deadly virus epidemic.  And, in the end, he manages to do it.

(Hermione Granger y Amelia Folch would run to the #library to get the book Karakalem ve Bir Delikanlının Tuhaf Hikayesi by Nilüfer İpek Gökdel, to read about how one deadly virus was defeated by Hakan and the Loyal Ones, after learning Turkish, of course!)

Each and every person, Protector or not, has potential.  And every person has the human right to an opportunity to prove that potential.  But everyone needs education in order to bring out and fulfill his or her potential.   Hakan was given that education by Zeynep, his most Loyal One, but we all have a world-wide educational system that currently only works in favor of those who can either afford to pay, or have the opportunity to get scholarships.  Scholarships and education require enough stable housing to be able to study.  That requires at least enough food, clothing, and shelter to be able to concentrate or get safely to a library and concentrate for a few hours per day in safety.

Public transit often plays a crucial role in this, but this post will focus on the need for every person to have a free opportunity to gain education.  Whether it is a university education, or on-going adult education regarding consumer rights, legal rights of other kinds, like tenants rights and worker’s rights, or financial and debt-related rights, everyone needs training.  While most states do have some sort of free adult education, workshops on local laws, for example, most states do not have nearly enough resources available for all of the hard-working students who would like to attend university but cannot afford to.  I have a proposal for helping them to reach their potential, and thus helping us all to reach our fuller potential as a society.  And you don’t even need to learn #Turkish (although that will open windows on the wider world to you, should you choose to accept the challenge)!

What if every diligent student were offered free study texts and allowed to sit an entrance exam for free university studies, in exchange for the promise to help by giving back to the local community as payment for his or her studies?  For example, let everyone be given free SAT prep classes, and then, any person passing the entrance exam for university studies for free.  Suppose one passes the exam and studies accounting.  That person must first agree to teach free tax preparation courses every tax season, at least during the time he or she studies at the university.  Let everyone with a bachelors degree be given free LSAT prep courses, but then if admitted to a free Law School, agree to teach free courses on consumer rights, give free workshops on state debt laws, etc.  Let paralegal students study for free, but pledge to teach free seminars on local renters’ rights and let the MBA students study for free, but teach free seminars on investment and business planning or small business marketing planning in the local area, while studying for that free Master’s degree.

Meanwhile, remember: “Bu bir masal değil.”  “This is not a fairy tale.”

So, #LearnALanguage, compare the studies in various languages, and #StopSmoking!!

Let’s #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail while  improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare , and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure and #languagelearn,
ShiraDest

April, 12020 HE

Hermione Granger y Amelia Folch, que harîan ellas con el COVID-19

…sin duda, ir a la biblioteca!!
…clearly, they would go to the library!!

 

Where else can you learn how to help your fellow citizens combat the spread of this global pandemic, and also be a part of supporting a public institution stretching back to the earliest days of our Republic, and before?  Not only do public libraries feed our need for public knowledge, but they also feed our need for communal spaces where all can gather freely in community.   From disseminating key public health information to serving as polling places, census and social worker placements and entertainment/story telling locales, the public library is a crucial social institution that supports many facets of our democratic life.  From details on local and state level consumer rights information, from where to find current statutes of limitations to where we got the Statue of Liberty,  libraries serve many needs, and need more support.

Today, more than ever before, libraries need multiple language speakers, and we all need to learn multiple languages, to see how libraries in other places and how health care in other places work.

Aprendemos leyendo

We learn by reading

 

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness ,& #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4: (
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare , and
4. good #publictransport )
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

#PublicDomainInfrastructure, ‪#‎stopsmoking and #languagelearn,
ShiraDest

March, 12020 HE