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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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Why Long Term Thinking is Crucial, on Day 17/67

               All I can think of as I schedule this is “the faith that the dark past has taught us” and the need for  far better education of various types, on this 17th Lesson Plan Day.   (Lift Every Voice and Sing)
Especially in this country.
   And remembering Toni Morrison’s admonition 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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Do Better Wednesdays, Libraries Working for All, and Wind Turbines in Africa??

    A  prompt from old chapter 7, with the old chapter 10 tie-ins that require a world-class library system in every neighborhood: 

“I just gave a free debt law workshop at my local library as part of #ProjectDoBetter!”

How many folks recall that Mr. Kamkwamba, the 14 year old boy in the film The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, build that wind turbine thanks to having a library with books that helped him figure out how to build it (Ejiofor, 2019)? More about this in Phase IV…

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We can Do Better Wednesdays, Transportation for All

    A comment  from chapter 6: 

 Since more investment in mass
transit may entail less investment in car related infrastructure, it is to be reminded that true
freedom is not the ability to pollute and speed at will, but the ability to have real input in where
one’s tax dollars are spent, to travel peaceably and affordably across any span of continent in
order to walk in clean spaces with fresh air, and to do so while enjoying civil, or better still,
harmonious relations with one’s fellow human beings. T

How many shares of this prompt can you get?

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We can Do Better Writing Process: A Darling I Just Can’t Kill…

    I’ve removed chapter 6, but this line will have to stay in the book, somewhere, I hope (and I wish I’d seen the above featured image from Wikimedia Commons back when I was teaching essay writing, as I think my students would have liked it…):

Suffice it to say, here, that transportation is a
matter of both sustenance and sustainability, and thus is a key component of societal
infrastructure for many reasons, which must be supported robustly, through funding and through usage by all citizens.

How many bus stops do you have in your part of town, and how far a walk is the most convenient one for you?

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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,

marketing person woman coffee
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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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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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Do Better Manifesto Editing: A Dead Service Darling

      Here is another paragraph that was redundant, repeated in Part II.    This paragraph comes from Part I describing the end of Phase III.   Just a reminder: Phase III should start somewhere between 45 and 60 years from now, so the end of Phase III runs about 60 (or 80) years from now:

             

     Some connected responsibilities might include volunteering to serve, as many Europeans do, in hospitals, nursing homes, or schools. A commitment to serve a rotation in some form of public service such as local or regional government, for example, could also be a Serving Adult responsibility. Each Serving Adult should be prepared to rotate, if called upon, into a limited time term of either Jury Duty, city, state, or federal level government duty as a local/state or federal Representative or Senator, Governor, or cabinet member. A system of sortition could gradually replace elections for the House of Representatives and state assembly lower chambers, followed by the upper chambers and executive level elected positions via IRV/Ranked Choice Voting, so that all interested citizens can serve, as the national educational system evens up in quality across the country.

 

 This suggestion is mentioned again, later, so it seems unnecessary to list here.  These Serving Adults could be part of the cadre that actually gets started via new CCC initiatives like that of California.  (I loved their old slogan:  ‘Long hours, low pay, miserable conditions -Join Now!’ )

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