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Spanish Sundays and legal/financial adult education

What, you ask, can a novel set in 1866 tell us about legal and financial on-going adult education today? That question probably goes double if you do not live in Spain, or even one of her former colonies.

Yet I will insist that it can.  After building considerable empathy for the lady/love interest, the author  of El Maestro de Esgrima (The Fencing Master) does something terrible to her, which might not have happened had she been in another country, where her legal and financial rights could be defended by her and herself alone. Knowing those rights is crucial in any situation.

My notes thus far:

October 17, 2020 –21.0% “Me encanta ésa idea de cómo vivir, I tal vez mejor dicho, cómo morir:
“No de arrepentía de haber vivido: había amado y había matado…”
Cómo Alonso en El Ministerio del Tiempo:
“No tengo quejas: he amado… he luchado por mi patria…”

 

I love this idea:
No regrets, after having loved, and fought with honor…”

 
October 17, 2020 –28.0% “Ojalá que hubiera podido yo vivir en ese época (con derecho de llevar espada propia):
“Daría cualquier cosa por enviarle …mis padrinos al hombre…””
 
October 17, 2020 –34.0%“author put in arguments at noon for comic thought diversion…”
 
October 17, 2020 –36.0%“Tiene un sentido de Honor…”
 
October 17, 2020 –38.0%“Me encanta: “Una buena muerte justifica cualquier cosa.””
 
October 17, 2020 –40.0% “”…tener una Troya ardiendo a sus espaldas”
Hermosa!”
 
October 18, 2020 –44.0%“Uh,oh… Conflicto de conflictos… Otro (grandísimo) duelo a venir?”
 
October 18, 2020 –46.0%“All this talk about politics only seems to be filler between the fencing, which is the really interesting part.”
 
October 18, 2020 –47.0% “Hmmm:
“Sólo es esclavo quién espera algo de los demás-”
dicho por el maestro de esgrima…
Entiendo el contexto, pero…”
 
October 18, 2020 –51.0% “”abriendo sus entrañas, el cielo dejó caer…”
Ok, lluvia…”
 
October 18, 2020 –52.0%“”…la misa en castellano.” Bien hecho, autor…”
 
October 18, 2020 –77.0% “A sword-cane! Yes!!”

 

So, it turns out that I was wrong about the political talk being filler, as it becomes crucial later on in the story.  More on my continuing striving with Castilian Spanish, which I really ought to find another show to watch so that I don’t forget the spoken rhythms, which differ markedly from Latin and Argentine Spanish. next week, friends:

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 sources to translate the word “fencing” into Spanish.

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

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the sources 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

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

Preptober for NaNoWriMo 2020 CE

October, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

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

Spanish Sundays and unLadyLike activities…

Here is where I am in my study of written Castillian this week, really enjoying (and longing for more reading time) El Maestro de Escrima (aka The Fencing Master).

My notes thus far:

October 11, 2020 –11.0% “Excelente final del capítulo! Nice chapter ending!
Fin de primer capítulo.
No sabía cuán temprano habían empezado las luchas sobre la democracia.
I never knew how early those arguments about democracy began.”
 
October 14, 2020 –12.0% “Las mujeres no pueden…
Women cannot…”
 
October 14, 2020 –14.0% “”…una monarquía constitucional como Díos manda.”
Lol!!!”
 
October 14, 2020 –17.0% “Por fin, la está tomando en serio!
He’s finally taking her seriously!”

So, it turns out that this author is great across many historical periods, and with a variety of weapons!  From 16th century (Capitàn Alatriste, my favorites!), to 19th (this book), to the 20th (Falcó).  More on my continuing striving with Spanish next week, friends:

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

Action Items in support of language learning (and thus, empathy) that you can take right now:

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

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

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

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Castillian/European Spanish word (extra points if it differs from an Mexican 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!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

ShiraDest

Preptober for NaNoWriMo 2020 CE

October, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

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

Spanish Sundays, ending Sukkot

We have finally passed Simchat Torah, unfortunately unable to dance with the Torah this year due to quarantine, but still about the restart the cycle of study. This year, with more Sefardic commentators, I plan (but do not promise) to look for. And as for modern Spanish:

Here is where I am in my study of written Spanish this week!

I’ve begun to find myself missing our old fashioned fencing master with impeccable manners, and moderate tastes, when I must leave this book! Nice way to sneak in a bit of the history of Spain, too, by the author.

My reading thus far:

 
October 10, 2020 –
 
7.0% “80 frailes matados en 1834:. https://www.labrujulaverde.com/2017/0…

 

 More on my continuing striving with Castillian next week, friends:

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 to translate the word “Hello” into Castellano.

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 Castillian 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!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

Moadim l’Simchah!  (Joyous Holidays)

ShiraDest

2nd day of Sukkot, 5781,

October, 12020 HE

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

Spanish Sundays with no Don, during Sukkot

Here is where I am in my study of written Spanish this week!

I’ve given up on reading Quixote: too slap-stick for my taste, and finally given in to the book I’ve been wanting to start reading for quite some time: another one by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, the author of one of my favorite sets of books, the Capitán Alatriste series, mentioned in the first episode of one of my favorite public TV series’ El Ministerio Del Tiempo.  In fact, Alonso, one of the main and I think, most popular characters in that TV show, is loosely based on Ctp Alatriste!  This one is called El Maestro de Esgrima, and thus far has introduced an old fashioned fencing master with impeccable manners, and moderate tastes.  So far, so good!

My reading thus far:

 
October 2, 2020 –
page 2
 
0.5% “Arranca un poco lento, con ‘bakshish’ para funccionarios y aristoratas mujeriegos, pero me gusta el maestro, con si dignidad y sus maneras.

Starts a bit slow, with bribes to officials and womanizing aristocrats, but I like the instructor’s dignity and way of being.”
 
October 2, 2020 –
 
2.0% “”…amaba la esgrima con la misma pasión…le resultaba…útil a la hora de solventar lances de honor.”. 😆😆.
Me encanta este narrador!

“…he loved fencing with the same passion… which was… helpful at the time of dealing with matters of Honor.”
I love this narrator!”
 
October 2, 2020 –
 
3.0% “Me encanta la descripción del maestro. Pero estos tiempos no son agitados?

I love the description of the fencing master. But these times aren’t fast moving?”
 
October 2, 2020 –
 
3.0%“Por los cuernos de Lucifer?? Y creí que “por los clavos de Cristo” fue… ! Wow!!”
 
October 3, 2020 –
 
4.0% “Excelente! Justo cuando me empezé a aburrirme con el Marqués, me hace preguntar por tres páginas interesantes, cuál sería este Grial del maestro? Cool!!”

 

 More on my continuing striving with Castillian next week, friends:

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 to translate the word “Hello” into Castellano.

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 Castillian 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!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans)!

Moadim l’Simchah!  (Joyous Holidays)

ShiraDest

2nd day of Sukkot, 5781,

October, 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

Spanish and serving Sundays: BeWelcome, like SERVAS, but cheaper?

Here is what I posted some years ago about a couple of world peace building through travel organizations, similar, I guess, to what Couch Surfing started out to be, in theory:

I just found a group that is much like Servas, which I joined in 2004.  They seem to share the same goals of building a more peaceful world through non-violence and meeting others.

http://www.bewelcome.org/blog/create/finish/6549

http://www.bewelcome.org/members/ShiraDest

I am happy to have found BeWelcome, which seems to be in line with the ideas of Non-Violent Communication,  and hope to volunteer my time, as soon as I have found a paid position teaching Mathematics!

 
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
originally posted 22 March, 12016 HE

 

So, it turns out that I helped host a BeWelcome guest from Columbia, a law student in DC for the week of AU’s conference, and was very glad to help him get to seminars and navigate DC.  Though he spoke a good bit of English, much of his spoken English was a bit difficult for folks to understand, so he sometimes asked me to interpret for him, which I did gladly.   I hope that he becomes one of the many future advocates for peace and full justice in our world, as he progresses!  More on my continuing striving in various dialects of Spanish next week, friends:

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 to translate the word “Hello” into both Latin American Spanish and European Spanish (Castillian).

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!!!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans) !

ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE

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

Spanish Sundays, and Public Health Threats: Censurship… La Censura: Una Amenaza para la Salud Pública

English
Me quedo sorprendida de haber aprendido (a traves de mi programa favorito: El Ministerio del Tiempo) que La Gripe Española de 1918 en realidad no comenzô en España, sino era llamada Española por el hecho de que España era el primer paîs (o el unico) de haber permitido noticias de esa maladia cuando empezô.  Otros paîses censuraron la noticia debido a la Gran Guerra, y asi terminaron ayudando al virus de extenderse con el regreso de los soldados tras la guerra.   Una triste manera de aprender como la censura puede haber consequencias mortiferas en todo el mundo.

(Correcciônes a mi español recibidos con buen grado…)

a Leer, Escribir, Soñar, Enseñar!

ShiraDest
originally posted on the 27th of August, 12016 HE

Saturday Spanish: Learning languages to bring harmony, or Windmills?

I’m recently finished reading a book by the Dalai Lama about harmony, or ethics, sort of. Now, I’ve started again on Don Quixote, per recommendation of my favorite TV (or at least of my favorite European Public Television) show, El Ministerio del Tiempo!

–My updates from the past week:

August 29, 2017 – page 2 1.42% “jajaja: Buenisimo!

“a fe mia este libro es bueno!” -si, Alonso tiene razon!

” la razón de la sinrazón que a mi razón se hace, de tal manera mi razón enflaquece, que con razón me quejo de …”

:-)” September 12, 2017 – page 3 2.13% “tuve que buscar
fermosura
y
irse en zaga

… Y ahora he aprendido mas, y he disfrutado de dos paginas mas de este libro, que yo tb (con Alonso de #ElMinisterioDelTiempo ) doy fe es muy bueno! :-)” September 9, 2020 – page 3 2.13% “Estoy empezando desde el principio del libro del ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote dela Mancha. Me sorprende mucho ver qué el prohibido de impreso de este libro sólo había durado 10 años primeramente de la empresa del libro.

I am starting the book from the beginning volume one. I’m really surprised that other people printing the book was only prohibited for the first 10 years from the publication of volume one.” September 9, 2020 – page 3 2.13% “Orlando Furio… Lope de Vega??” September 12, 2020 – page 3 2.13% “Este prólogo me parece interminable…” September 14, 2020 – page 3 2.13% “No aguanto un momento más de este prólogo.
I can’t stand another minute of this prologue! At least in paper books you can skip specific pages more easily! Even the Kindle makes it harder to skip …” September 17, 2020 – page 5 3.55% “Supogo que era costumbre poner versos antes del comienzo de la historia, pero…

I guess it was the custom to put poems before the start of the story, but…
:-(” September 17, 2020 – page 5 3.55% “Sorry, no aguanto lis versos… Cannot take these poems…”

Books, film, and other forms of media, like comic books, aka graphic novels, and music all have a strong effect on how people view the world, giving hope even to the enslaved. So, here are some Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Download some public domain version of a classic book,

2.) Read a page,

3.) Share your thoughts on that page, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a novel that references a classic book, 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.

Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with 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 #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19 ShiraDest

scheduled in September of 2020, the year 12020 HE

metro

Moody Mondays: Take the Metro, or Take the Debt? Ir en Metro, o en Deuda?

Click here for English & Action Items (below Spanish)…

“ -Fuera lo espera un chófer con un coche oficial.

-Gracias.
Prefiero ir en metro. ”

Como el subsecretario Salvador Martí del Ministerio del Tiempo, ojala que habîan màs funcionarios que nos darîan el buen ejemplo de usar los transportes publicos. A menudo, la falta de transporte publico llega hasta faltar las citas medicas y legales, con consequencia de perder los procesos judiciales que no han de perder, si la persona endeudada hubiera podido llegar a la corte para defender sus derechos.

A corto plazo, otros estados de los EEUU podrîan seguir el ejemplo del estado de Maryland, que ha prohibido las acciónes civiles por parte de colectores de deudas ya pasado la fecha limite segûn el tipo de deuda. Mientras tanto, a largo plazo, reconstruimos nuestra estructura economica para crear la igualdad en vez de crear la pobreza. Los dos puntos de vista, corto y largo plazo, nos urge.

“ -An official car and choffeur are waiting for you outside
-Thank you.
I prefer to take the Metro.”

Would that more of our public officials, like subsecretary Salvador Marti of The Ministry of Time, set the example of using public transportation in our modern day real life.  Mass transit is a crucial part of society’s infrastructure, allowing equal access to transport, and also moving people more efficiently on the roads or rails, while keeping down pollution, two key ways of reducing the background stressors that make it harder for citizens to take active part in the governing process of our democracies.  Lack of transportation also often leads, directly or indirectly, to default judgement on an expired debt which could have been avoided, had the debtor been able to defend in court.  After all, we no longer have debtor’s prisons, as they did in the time of my Work In Progress (or do we?).

Over the short-term, states could follow the example of Maryland, and prohibit lawsuits on all expired debts, while also rebuilding our economic structures to create equity rather than poverty, over the long-term. Both short-term and long-term approaches are needed, urgently.

Action Items:

1.)    Just look up the public transportation options available in your area.

2.)     Try riding them, if you can.

3.)      Look up times and locations for your local Transit Board meetings.

4.)       Ask your local law-makers to put in Light Rail stops to your local airport(s).

Quotes for an earlier important debt-related post came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

Let’s #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail and support these four key parts of our #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 #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE

Saturday Spanish: Learning languages to bring harmony to …

I’m currently finishing a book by the Dalai Lama about harmony, or ethics, sort of. I read it in Spanish because that was what came to hand to read, and I found that I missed Spanish, and still miss dreaming of living in Andalusia. I no longer permit myself to dream that dream, but I do continue to at least try to read in Spanish, to keep up my literacy. So I am starting volume I of Don Quixote, and if you don’t mind the occasional comment in Spanish, please tell me, Dear Readers, so that I know how much of which language (English or Spanish) to use.

My review:

“Ayudar a los demas
Helping others, not standing idly by while the blood of your neighbor is shed…” November 6, 2018 – 21.0% “P. 41 ” el odio y la ira nos lleva a perder todo sentido de la proporcion “” November 7, 2018 – 22.0% “Excellent point I’m glad that I did not write the book that a friend asked me to write about 10 years ago, because this is the book I would have written more or less minus the Buddhism.” November 15, 2018 – 25.0% “La empatia = sentir y compartir/experimentar los sentidos de los demas.” November 15, 2018 – 33.0% “Arg : natura. = Viv., -> compassion…” November 15, 2018 – 34.0% “on page 77 he speaks of tierra pura, pure earth or new earth, or heaven, but he neglects the idea of places like Valhalla, the Viking warrior paradise…” November 16, 2018 – 38.0% “Que es la lujuria?” February 18, 2019 – 86.0% “”…compasiôn… nos acerca a la felicidad” -pero demasiado nos da pena, tb. (como cuando lloro por los pordioseros frente al metro…)

“compassion… leads us to happiness” -but too much also harms us
(as when I cry because of the homeless in front of the Metro…)” February 26, 2019 – 86.0% “”si va mas alla del hecho de afrontar la injusticia, si se …”

“disociar entre acto y agente…”” July 20, 2020 – 86.0% “Perdí mis notas, pero creo que decía que comportamientarse de manera ética ahora el sufrimiento psyjologica.”

Este libro, por supuesto, es bien pensado, pero bastante evidente. Me costó mucho trabajo leer lo que leí, y en fin, no lo pude terminar.

This book was well-thought-out, of course, but, pretty obvious. I had a very difficult time getting into it, and finally I had to give up.

Books, film, and other forms of media, like comic books, aka graphic novels, and music all have a strong effect on how people view the world. So, here are some Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Download some public domain version of a classic book,

2.) Read a page,

3.) Share your thoughts on that page, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a novel that references a classic book, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical (slavery era Baltimore) fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with 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 #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19 ShiraDest

September, 12020 HE