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Last Early Draft Outlines: the later years of Phase III

This post is, though the book is now done,  the rough draft of  Chapter 10, section III. A. of my non-fiction WiP, 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.

I was posting rough draft sections in order to compare with later drafts, but now I see that posting too much of the rough draft is just tiring, so this will be my last, unless I have scheduled some that I may miss.   I’ll be concentrating on drafting my novel in progress, Who By Fire, so this may get lost, and I ask your indulgence, Thoughtful Readers, if it does.

 

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 10, section II. D. was last week)

Chapter 10, section III. A.

 

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 10, 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.) Consider sharing 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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Click here to read, if you like:

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

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

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We can Do Better Wednesdays, & What is Graciousness?

    Here’s another dead darling: 

In this way (via Phase II) we may move from a society where rudeness is too often the norm, to one in which graciousness is valued. As one example of graciousness, a wheel-chair bound friend told this story. A person’s dog snarled at her, and the owner apologized, which was the civil thing to do. Going one step further, the person then offered to call a cab for her, which was the gracious thing to do. A society in which graciousness is valued will be both a more compassionate society and a more creative one. It is this new way of assuring and certifying Service Adult status that has the potential to drive real and sustainable cultural change. As Phase II progresses and more people step up to take the Adulthood Service Challenge, an increasing thirst to help improve other communities outside of our country may develop, as well. Yet, we have much to do first, to clean up our own house.

This story was out of place in the Do Better manifesto, as an academic book, so it had to be cut.

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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector, Casa de Papel, or  Lupin Reviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

           or Long Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about Project Do Better.

Shira


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We Can Do Better Wednesdays, old Chapter 10, and Community Land Trusts as part of Phase IV

This post is  the rough draft of  old Chapter 10, section III. A. of my non-fiction WiP, Do Better, fka Baby Floors.   This part will introduce the early years of mapping out a path to get there for Phase III.   Outlines will be matched, at the bottom of this post, with sections for both parts II and III of this chapter.

Note that Phase IV, discussed in detail in this chapter, goes very well with the use of a Community Land Trust, where land is held in common by a local community, in a shared ownership arrangement.  There are a few such trusts in California, at least.

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 III. D. was a few weeks ago)

Chapter 10, section II. A.

 

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 10, section II. 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.) Consider 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.

 

Chapter 10 outline,    II. and III. A.

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Click here to read, if you like:

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

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

 

Why Health Care and Science Education Matter

I was shocked that anyone might not know what CO was: So this is what educational priv. looks like, and why Science Ed Matters?

Thanks for the local investigative reporting, NPR and ProPublica.
Shira

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Click here to read, if you like:

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

Holistic College Algebra & GED/High School Lesson Plans,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

Shira

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

Holistic College Algebra & GED/HiSET Night School Lesson Plans,

           or My Nonfiction  & Historical Fiction Serial Writing

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BsCs


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We can Do Better Wednesdays, & Taking Our B/M/W Together!

    Here’s another prompt from chapter 7: 

 “I’m taking my BMW, as in Bike/Metro/Walk”!

Have you heard this joke, before? 🙂

It was common when I was a student in DC, in the late 1980s.

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Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/The Protector, Casa de Papel, or  Lupin Reviews

Holistic High School Lessons,

           or Long Range Nonfiction, or Historical Fiction

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about Project Do Better.

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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Click here to read, if you like:

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, 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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Click here to read, if you like:

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.

*****************

Click here to read, if you like:

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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Shira Destinie Jones’s work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

We Can Do Better Wednesdays, Chapter 9, section II. D

This post is  the rough draft of  Chapter 9, section II. D. of my non-fiction WiP, Do Better, fka Baby Floors.   This part of chapter 9, 1/4 of a map for the early years of Phase III, will introduce the early years of a path to Empathy for All, via 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.

Outlines for chapter 9 will attempt to match with each section, at the bottom of early years posts.

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. C. was last week)

Chapter 9, section II. D.

II. D (1164/1k wds).  Early years of Phase III old tools for new problems

 

1 (275/250 wds).

The start of this part of Phase III, in synchronization with the other three parts of this phase, will perhaps be a bit easier in the very beginning, since we are taking old and familiar tools and adapting them for the current work at hand.  One familiar tool, at least to those interested in public participation in policy making, is the citizen’s jury.  With a more robust educational system in place at this point, some 35 years, give or take 5, since the start of our overall work on this project, more US citizens will be prepared with the empathetic critical thinking skills to address such issues.  Likewise, an old tool like the CCC can be updated and brought back in a form suitable to address the current needs of the nation, while teen or youth courts can likewise be added in more cities, as we learn to trust our youth to make reasonable decisions for their peers, and for us.  Monetary tools like 1930s stamp scrip, updated as with Ithaca Hours, or even Time Banks, are another set of tools that local communities can use to help implementing a variety of initiatives even where federal funding is scarce.  Finally, tools like PB, already used in places from Porto Alegre to Paris, should be updated for cities across the US, as our citizens become more accustomed to taking fuller part in the complex decision making of reviewing and contributing to budget agendas in their local communities.  All of these tools will need to be adapted for the local needs of each city in which they are used, by local residents who best know local needs.

 

 

2 (254/250 wds).

Measuring the progress, and the reaching of milestones for this part of Phase III, in the early years, will again involve volunteers from each community working together to decide on how to set such markers for their specific community, and how to coordinate time frames with other communities, assuming that this is still useful and viable for those communities.  The growing numbers of Teen or Youth Courts and increasing numbers of cases handled by them, can constitute the initial set of statistics, available for past years as public record, presumably.  Similarly, an increasing set of citizen’s jury studies can serve to indicate uptake of this tool, as can the number of state level versions of the CCC, as it is updated by community, and advocated for bringing back in modified form on the federal level.  The number of active local currency systems, by both community and by state, can be both tracked and aided by more established currency system organizers, such as those in Ithaca, NY, and Time Banks, USA and even Time Banks, UK, if they have returned to the egalitarian ethos of time banking as founded by Edgar Cahn.  Finally, some way of measuring the progress with introducing the idea of rotating teachers around states, and eventually around the country as many in Europe do, should be started, state by state.  Starting with basic numbers of school board meetings attended to introduce the idea, moving to numbers of lawmakers contacted via letter requesting introduction of the idea to their state legislatures, perhaps.

 

3 (345/250 wds).

The tools and 1-minute activities for the start of this part of Phase III will involve taking familiar tools, like voting related tools, and adapting or updating them for current needs and localities, community by community, but in coordination with the nation wide movement to update and share tools both within and between communities engaged in this project, and also with the wider public.  Ranked Choice Voting, aka irv, should, by this time, be in use across a number of states, as in Maine, NY, and California began even before 2021.  PB and Citizen’s Juries are tools that may need more education around their use, and thus more 1-minute activities to inform and promote them, sharing links and articles for where to learn how to use or adapt both of these ideas as needed, and to introduce them in cities where they are not already in use, moving gradually up to the entire state level, for both.  Family and local history archiving is another idea whose time ought to have arrived, by this time, as local library branches facilitate the writing and local publishing of books on community history, and of each family in that local community.  TheAbuelaVida project, begun in 2016, for sharing the stories of every person’s grandmother, should be spreading across communities and into local library branches as part of the local history books project.  Another old idea that could be revived to help reframe ways of thinking is the calendar reform project of the World Calendar, or also that of the Holocene Era calendar.  Resetting our reference year from 2021 to 12021, as proposed by Italian-American scientist Cesare Emiliani, could be one more way to help reset our ways of thinking to include all human beings as part of our frame of reference for human rights.  Finally, free language learning, with the encouragement of learning at least two, preferably three languages, each from a different language family whenever possible, is another important way of learning to see things from another point of view, and can be helpful to this project.

 

 

4 (259/250 wds).

The practical use of many of these tools may become more clear to more people after education around the need for those tools, as the Holocene Calendar, and how to use those tools work, as with RCV/irv.  Once people are familiar with what the various new or updated old tools can do, and how they work, their practical value will become clear.  Teen or Youth Courts, for example, apparently saved a good bit of money in the long run in terms of reduced recidivism rates in DC, according to Dr. Edgar Cahn’s remarks in 2011, but the lack of funds for long term follow up with those involved in this effort makes evaluating the benefits more difficult.  Thus, volunteers will need to be available, or interns, from the social science fields, perhaps, to continue on following up on the results of these projects with participants who have used each of the adapted tools over a period of as many years as possible.  The CCC, for instance, created jobs, educational opportunities, and infrastructure upgrades, and could well do so again.  Those are obvious practical benefits, but symbolic benefits also make a difference.  Cooperation, learning together, working as a team, all are symbolized by both youth judging their peers, and by youth working together in different parts of the country.  Local currencies, citizens’ juries, PB, all also symbolize cooperation and trust.  Calendar reform further even, symbolizes the building of more hope and new ways of thinking that will be needed more than ever to solve the world’s increasingly difficult problems.

 

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

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.

Prompts:

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.

   🙂

 

Chapter 9, both sections II and III D.  outlines

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Click here to read, if you like:

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