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Do Better, Writing Process: A Nonfiction Logline??

  This part of chapter one made me realize that I had no log line, although those are generally reserved, so I thought, for fiction work: 

The end goal of this project is to create a community and a plan that would implement all four of President Roosevelt’s stated freedoms, in a phased-in program that builds a movement across the next sixty to eighty years.

What do you think, Thoughtful Readers?

We now return to our French Fridays…

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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector, Casa de papel/Money Heist or  Lupin Reviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

           or Long Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction

Shira


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Do Better Wednesdays, Walking Prompt

  This prompt  comes from chapter 7: 

 “and that’s why we all decided to walk two miles…!”

Name one reason that you would walk two miles!

🙂

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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector, or  Lupin Reviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

           or Long Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira


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Do Better Wednesdays, Writing Process: Editing out a Chapter

  This part of chapter six is mentioned later, so appears to be redundant: 

Many groups require their students to give an hour or two of their time each week, or even ten or more hours per week, to a charity of their choice. This time spent in giving to a segment of their community is commendable, but does not contribute to solving the actual problem of the lack of critical thinking skills, nor any other difficult individual and societal problems. Teaching a person a critical life skill from scratch, however, does.

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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector, or  Lupin Reviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

           or Long Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction

Thoughtful Readers, if you remain on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira


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Lesson Day 11, and Old Signatures?

     This week’s lesson plan is Day 11 of 67, from my GED in 5 month plan set.  I’m also wondering about part of my old “sig” from previous posts that I’ve been deleting in favor of a simpler sig.   I kind of miss it:

 

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

 

   This sig has the advantage of a neat hover-over that I’m not sure even the new editor can do, so I am glad to remember a bit of html from my previous life as a s/w engineer.  But I’ve also been told that my ending sig, if which this was a part, was too complicated.   Now, I just try to get a Project Do Better link in via the Twitter link, but that is not as explanatory as this list, I thing.  So, Thoughtful Readers, what do you think? 

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

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 High School Lessons,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs

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Parashat Emor / פָּרָשַׁת אֱמוֹר, What Authority Stands For

     This week’s Torah portion,  Emor,  is the 31st (31/54 or 52, depending on the year: this year, it’s 54…) reading in the annual cycle, and the 8th parashah in the book of Vayikra/Leviticus.

   This portion ( Leviticus 21:1-24:23 ) has examples of a central authority and their expected behavior, not to mention their care and feeding, and the representative structure of their authority:  the Mishkan (aka The Tabernacle).  The parashah also details some of the use of that authority for gathering purposes, and an example of the enforcement of said authority.

    Several thousand years, and a new nation, ago, such hierarchies were not uncommon ways of establishing the rule of law.  Common laws and norms, indeed, are necessary for us to live together.  But, now that we have advanced to the point where most (%90 of males, john_hancock_envelope_signature    & 82.7 of females, per UNESCO as of 2019),  human beings are literate, perhaps such trappings around the rule of law are less needed.

         What do you think our world could look like if every one of us learned, taught, and followed the empathetic rule of law? 

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

We can really  Do Better.

-Shira   

 

     Last week was: Parashat Kedoshim, What Torah Stands Upon ,

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

Holistic High School Lessons,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs

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French Friday: Sont La Beauté et L’Empatie Assez pour Changer Notre Monde ?

English

   Je n’arrivais pas m’empêcher de penser en autre chose, quand j’ai écris ça:

 La beauté, l’intelligence, le capacité athlétique, tous des donnes, tous de fardeaux.  Parce que chaque donne, chaque chose censé d’être un “cadeau” est vraiment un fardeau.  Un devoir, un peine.  Chaque don, cadeau ou pouvoir train une responsabilité.   Plus de donnes, plus grave la responsabilité, donc, une personne belle, intelligente, et doué physiquement train des graves responsabilités -mais les quelles ?  Comme peut-on utiliser ces donnes pour la bénéfice de l’humanité, sur tous si on est une femme nais dans une famille pas très saine ?

ShiraDest

avril 12015 èH (ère Holocène/Humaine)

Salût ! 

Actions in support of language-learning for Adulting that you can take right now:

1.) Share two different sources to translate the word “gifts” into French.

2.)  Write a blog post or tweet that uses a French word.

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

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira

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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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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector, or  Lupin Reviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

           or Long Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

Shira


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We Can DO BETTER Wednesdays: Do Better Chapter 9 & Mapping the Later Years: Universals +…

This post is  the rough draft of  Chapter 9, section III. A. ch9A  of my non-fiction WiP, Do Better, fka Baby Floors.   This part of chapter 9 will introduce the later years of mapping out a path to get there for Phase III.

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 II. D. was last week)

Chapter 9, section III. A.

   Please see the 5th draft for this section, as linked to Do Better above, keeping in mind that it has now been edited, up to the 7th chapter (as of Friday, May 6th ’22…).

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 9, section III. 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.) 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.

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

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, if you are on Twitter, please consider following   #Project Do Better  on Twitter.

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

Holistic High School Lessons,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs

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Parashat Kedoshim, What Torah Stands Upon

     This week’s Torah portion,  K’doshim,  is the 30th (30/54 or 52, depending on the year: this year, it’s 54…) reading in the annual cycle, and the 7th parashah in the book of Vayikra/Leviticus.

   This portion has the verse from which Rabbi Hillel draws his famous order to the prospective convert wanting to learn Torah while standing on one foot:

  “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your Neighbor.  On this hangs the whole Torah; the rest is commentary: go learn it.”

  (Sorry, I’m too tired to quote the original src from which this comes, but here is a lovely article which does cite Hillel, and this parshah’s verse which R. Hillel was using as the basis for his order to the man, who did, apparently, go on to convert to Judaism, if I recall correctly.  Hopefully Dolly or David will read this and correct me if I’m mis-remembering…)  

         What do you think our world could look like if every one of us followed the order given by Rabbi Hillel? 

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

We can really  Do Better.

-Shira   

 

     Last week was: Parashat Acharei Mot, Mourning, and Caring for Each Other ,

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

Holistic High School Lessons,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs

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