Tag Archives: universalhealthcar

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Click here to read, if you like:

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


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

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.

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

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


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

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!

🙂

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

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


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

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.

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

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


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

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

Creative Commons License
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

***************** 

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

We can Do Better Wednesdays: Chapter 9, the early years of Phase III

This post is  the rough draft of  Chapter 9, section II A of my non-fiction WiP, Do Better, fka Baby Floors.   This part of chapter 9 (section II. C., 3/4 of a map to get there) will introduce the early 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.

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. B. was last week)

Chapter 9, section II. C.

II. C (z/1k wds).  Early years of phase III, UBI

 

1 (279/250 wds).

Education and advocacy around the need for a UBI here in the US, especially in certain parts of this country, will require tenacity on the part of those educating the general public.  Education around the problems generated through the structures affected by systemic racism in this country, which is to say, education on how nearly all structures of every system in this nation have been built upon racist foundations, will be a difficult but necessary start.  Also, our history of classism and how those groups taught to believe themselves above other groups will need to be included in education around how these class perceptions and alliances affect the ways in which people view one another, and refuse to work together based on false beliefs that end up impacting all of society counter-productively.  Then, there must be tremendous education around the many ways in which the existence of poverty is an active threat to all who are not independently wealthy, since all non-wealthy people can end up tumbling down the SES ladder into poverty, or even homelessness, under the right, or wrong, circumstances.  From there, and at the same time as we begin this phase, education around how a floor on poverty can put a limit on the level of fear that people, even middle class people, face in our society, must lead to education around how putting a floor on poverty eventually leads to far greater contribution by all members of our society.  Thus much education needs to continue from previous phases, and be adapted to the start of this current phase, as we reach toward the beginnings of normalizing the idea of a UBI for all of us.

 

 

2 (270/250 wds).

Measurements in this early part of Phase III may need to be broken into two separate sets of benchmarks.  One for the work at the federal level of attaining a UBI or a Citizen’s Income, leading to a basic income for residents and then gradually going to a UBI, with or without a Federal Jobs Garantee.  The other set may need to be used to measure progress and set milestones for the work of advocating for a UBI at the state level in each state.  At the federal level, a UBI either exists or it does not exist, but state by state, each state can have a prototype or an introductory version of a UBI for citizens or residents of that state.  The volunteers working from the top down for a federal UBI may want to coordinate with those who are working for a UBI state by state, if possible.  Milestones for the advocacy work in this part of Phase III may have to be measured, at first, simply by the number of volunteers in each community, or volunteers per state and keeping track of which states have communities from which volunteers are actively working on this part of the project.  The number of posts on social media or in newspapers, letters to the editor, articles in academic or more accessible fora, tweets and retweets, and even murals or other forms of art can count toward the work in advocating for a UBI.  So long as all of this work is done in the spirit of adding to the level of empathy and moving toward greater human rights for all.

 

3 (258/250 wds).

Tools and 1-minute activities that may help in this early part of Phase III include walking, together, as in the groups formed earlier in the service of previous parts of this project, or even as individuals, showing support for the UBI.  Another tools that could be adapted by local community organizations are local community issued currencies, as studied by many academics and community economics enthusiasts, as a complement to the circulating federal currency.  By supplementing the amount of federal money already in the local community, a local currency, whether in the form of Time Dollars, as issued by Time Banks, USA, or in the form of a paper scrip, like Ithaca Hours, or Anacostia Hours, or Humbolt Dollars, or Potomacs, a local currency can help make more money available within the local community, and thus encourage local businesses to employ more people, and help local communities support more vulnerable people in need, and incubate new businesses, as in Ithaca, NY.  Clearly, previous tools such as social media, articles, and art also remain available as tools for advocating, raising awareness, and educating around the need for a UBI.  Continuing the work of A. Yang, the experiment in Stockton, CA, and other places as prototypes for a fuller more wide spread Basic Income can be partial measures until the full UBI is reached everywhere.  Other tools for raising awareness include street theatre, workshops, songs and even poetry, as with the folk poems used throughout the ages to inform, educate, and even to protest, as with the goose and the Common.

 

4 (284/250 wds).

The practical use, for the working person, of a UBI for those often seen not to be working in ways that our society generally expects people to work, in these early years of Phase III, will likely need much explaining, and with much empathy, for much of the larger public in the USA.  One practical use of the UBI is in giving every single person the space to breath without the fear of not being able to meet those basic survival needs that strangles so much of our unborn productivity.  That space to breath leads to the ability to finally reflect, which leads to much more.  Another practical use of this UBI is that there will be far less survival stress in our society, and that leads to less anger, which leads to less unproductive or counter productive activity.  These lessenings of fear, stress, and anger simply on their own will lead to less expenditure by society on public health and hospitalization, less spending on our prison system and court systems, and less spending, of course, on our emergency food and housing systems, such as they are.  More importantly, a UBI will also lead to more time to think positively, and more energy to create positive solutions to problems that will eventually help all of us.  Symbolically, a UBI represents the freedom to live as a dignified human being, especially if one was born in a hole and had to dig out of it as a child merely to reach the level that many people were able to start at.  Finally, and most importantly, a UBI symbolizes the freedom to be able to give to others, as one finally has enough to live, oneself.

 

— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 9, section II. D. )

 

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

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.

   🙂

ch9CChapter 9, both sections II and III C.  outlines

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

Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Lupin, La Casa de Papel/Money Heist, or 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

Review: Las Puertas del Mal, and Health Care

A very interesting book from a fascinating series. This one really pointed up, in a medieval sort of way, the importance of mental health care for children who’ve undergone trauma at an early age. Yet the book, like the Harry Potter books, only more medieval European, is entertaining and uplifting, mostly.

Las Puertas del Mal by Núria Masot

Intelligent (but possibly codependent) women able to face danger, oddly dressed polyglotts who inspire fear but actually protect, PTSD shown, not told, wounded veterans reminding each other who they were and remain over the years, the seeds of hatred and the power of loyalty, even between different communities. Those are the good things this fourth book offers. What annoyed me was the move toward semi-mystical solutions, rather than logic, in this book versus the first two books. Still, excellent inter-generational work that, like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the entire Harry Potter series, inspires hope in community.

17 August, 12015 HE (Holocene Era)

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 your thoughts on how novels can help build empathy, and hope for kids with PTSD (or C-PTSD).

***************** 

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, please consider reading about   #ProjectDoBetter.

Shira

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