Monthly Archives: September 2014
Voices of Cherokee Women is a well-written chronicle, from pre-contact to modern times, of how Cherokee women went from respected voices in the community to silence, and back again. Telling many stories again from another perspective (particularly Mooney and Lt. … Continue reading
Ancient: “If it be right and honest to be spoken or done, undervalue not thyself so much, as to be discouraged from it.” from The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Modern: “… beware the dangers of Groupthink! Just because all your … Continue reading
Art helped free individuals who were property, by acting in community (thanks to Milagros Philips for her reply to this on her Racial Healing site…) Tracy Chevalier’s show’s how quilting quilting helped free enslaved people. She portrays the self-discipline and … Continue reading
Shared Political Governance and Shared Monetary Governance: Two Sides of the Same Coin needing Campaign and Monetary Finance Reform?
Do shared political governance and Shared Monetary Governance require Campaign and Monetary Finance Reform? Sharing Economic Decision-making power is as important as sharing real political power. That was the premise behind my book Shared Monetary Governance. I re-summarize the summary, … Continue reading
The ground-breaking novella Herland was a good start, but lacked a vision of fully inclusive equality. The MEOW Vision builds on Gilman’s ideas, with the aim of Fully Inclusive Equality. The Goals (allowing each person to contribute fully): 1. Each … Continue reading
Marriage and community: how marriage for all keeps us safe: an interpretation of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s call for a Basic Income… If society exists to facilitate the maximization of potential of each member of society, and if … Continue reading
As many reports showed the economic damage that segregation did previously, so do modern reports show the damage done by big box capitalism, which is essentially a modern form of mercantile colonialism. Fair Trade or Equal Exchange and local economic … Continue reading
I will (re?) read this book, as I recall reading at least two books by V. Frankl, but having stumbled across this wonderful blog with quotes, now I must read more. ” From http://stuff.mit.edu/people/gkrasko/Frankl.html “In my view, that Frankl’s book … Continue reading
Intergenerational committment to shared ideals outweighs, but is affected by, historical differences.
The Girl, a hybrid from the poorest district in India, begins and ends very well. In between, she tells us how intergenerational committment to shared ideals outweighs, but is affected by, historical differences. Opposing communities use open communication (telephathy helps … Continue reading
At the 2012 DC Social Forum, we came to a consensus: Public Banks, Time Banks and small groups build Cooperative Society. The joint presentations at the DC Social Forum, which was held in the DC Friend’s Meeting House, a wonderful … Continue reading
Don’t Step on a Crack -this thriller is more bones than meat. In his plot-driven thriller, Patterson at least tries to add meat by starting with two wonderful marriages, alas for the women. Perhaps they might have given the benefit … Continue reading
Art may have helped free individuals who were property, by acting in community Tracy Chevalier’s The Last Runaway show’s how different interpretations of art, and even sometimes silence, helped free enslaved people. She portrays the self-discipline and quiet determination of … Continue reading
After reading the excellent: Snow-Storm in August: The Struggle for American Freedom and Washington’s Race Riot of 1835 on history and community,I was, for some odd reason, facilitating a workshop at the YMCA, which I get the impression was in … Continue reading
Even if you Fall in Love for Life , marriage takes work and committment. After talking with some friends, I think I should try again to explain my idea for a community Marriage Cooperative (fka the Arranged Marriage Cooperative), a … Continue reading
“Delight, respect, and compassion” in the City of Sorrows: Christian-Jewish Deut.4:24 views via shared struggle, as portrayed using Minbari and ‘Earth’ religions, and analysed via your FaceBook Autobiography?
Well, I woke up this morning with my mind… pondering To Dream in the City of Sorrows. A good friend called me regarding the strange story of how Ziporah rescues either Moses or their son on the way to see … Continue reading