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Happy Birthday, Anna J. Cooper, & Can learning languages help when you are under stress? Yes! Write your Dreams in your favorite Languages!

Anna J. Cooper was a strong advocate for education, especially in Washington, DC, and one of the first Black women to earn a PhD. August 10th is her birthday, and as she fought to make the dreams of Black students possible, we must fight to make all of our collective dreams possible for a safer,… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Anna J. Cooper, & Can learning languages help when you are under stress? Yes! Write your Dreams in your favorite Languages!

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Minbari Mondays, Eyes, and Honor as Health

This is the continuation of our fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that I receive each week from Ranger Mayann. Here is her 18th report: — Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor: In this report, in your Earth year 2258, it is just past the middle of the second… Continue reading Minbari Mondays, Eyes, and Honor as Health

ShiraDest’s free book, page 17: Stayed on Freedom’s Call, Institutions, and Community Emotional Health

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Who can say what a community loses when members feel obliged to hide, or to leave the community due to persecution from the larger majority?  Both the Black community and the Jewish community here in the United States have felt these pressures, and both communities have worked together to aid one another, years ago. So,… Continue reading ShiraDest’s free book, page 17: Stayed on Freedom’s Call, Institutions, and Community Emotional Health

Day 34/67 of GED in Five Months, circles, and flu

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 Adulting is also about understanding how history and science fit together, just as circles and triangles fit together, and impact us today.  This and last year’s Covid-19 pandemic is not so different from the 1918-1920 wrongly-named Spanish Flu pandemic. Middle of week 9/18 Lesson plan, Day 34, Wk 9 Grammar: semicolons and colons How to… Continue reading Day 34/67 of GED in Five Months, circles, and flu

ShiraDest’s Minbari Mondays, Grail, and Health as a Quest

This is the continuation of the  fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) on the ShiraDest blog each week from Ranger Mayann. Here is her 17th report: — Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor: In this report, in your Earth year 2258, it is just past the middle of the… Continue reading ShiraDest’s Minbari Mondays, Grail, and Health as a Quest

Minbari Mondays, TKO, and Health Defense: physical and spiritual

This is the continuation of our fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that I receive each week from Ranger Mayann. Here is her 16th report: — Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor: In this report, in your Earth year 2258, it is just past the middle of the second… Continue reading Minbari Mondays, TKO, and Health Defense: physical and spiritual

Day 20 High School in Five Months, the power of Zero, and Adulting Education…

Scheduling tasks by breaking large projects into smaller chunks, using a spreadsheet to organize your project from 0 to Finished, and supporting our public infrastructure is all part of  Adulting Education for our modern society as an adult in any democratic nation. Day 20 Lesson Plan Scheduling sheets: use a spreadsheet to plan big projects… Continue reading Day 20 High School in Five Months, the power of Zero, and Adulting Education…

Day 19 of High School in Five Months, more radicals, and Adulting Ed…

Making charts, working through complex lower mathematics, and writing about it in a journal all hone the skills of problem-solving and critical thinking, skills as essential for being a competent citizen in our modern society (with public infrastructure that needs support) as of being an adult in any democratic nation. Day 19 Grammar: Caps Review,… Continue reading Day 19 of High School in Five Months, more radicals, and Adulting Ed…

Day 18 of High School in Five Months, radicals, and health care (or the lack thereof…)

Health care, as a look at New Zealand, Canada, or any European Union country will attest, is a crucial part of the infrastructure of any democratic nation.   So, universal health care is not so very radical an idea, unlike exponents, which are indeed, quite radical.  In the inverse. Day 18 Lesson plan Capitalizing (Use CHROME… Continue reading Day 18 of High School in Five Months, radicals, and health care (or the lack thereof…)

Minbari Mondays, Believers, and Health care vs. saving life?

This is the continuation of our fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that I receive each week from Ranger Mayann. Here is her 12th report: — Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor: In this report, in your Earth year 2258, it is the second year of operation of the… Continue reading Minbari Mondays, Believers, and Health care vs. saving life?