Kalo St. Anthony’s Day, and contemplation

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

The common good sometimes requires a pause, so, Happy St. Anthony’s feast day, to all of my Greek friends -happy Name Day: Tony/Anthony/Antoinette/Antoine/etc!!


Action Items:

1.) Search for two different sources relating the reasons that this person is considered father of monks (at least by the Greeks),

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

3.) Share your thoughts on how knowing this might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

4.) Write a book, blog post or tweet that uses those thoughts, and maybe also either the Julian calendar, or some other alternate calendar, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. If you write a book, once published, please consider donating to your local public library.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to…

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Day 37/67, Five Month GED, adaptations, and Adulting

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

    Adulting is also about understanding adaptations, not from a scientific or organic perspective, but from a more emotional and intellectual point of view. 


Adapting to new situations is a skill that science can teach us for both abstract intelligence and emotional intelligence.  That skill is needed in the modern world by all people.

Middle of week 10/18
Day 37, Week 10
Grammar:Possessives -the apostrophe
Math: Congruent and similar regions
Day 37 Exit Ticket
(Day 36 … Day 38)

Action Items:

1.) What do you think is the difference between adapting emotionally and adapting intellectually to a problem or situation, and why might that make a difference to citizens in a republic?

2.)  This lesson plan is one of my personal contributions to Project Do Better.  What would you contribute, assuming you had time, to the work of building empathy in our world?


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SLAPPs gefährden die Demokratie … SLAPPs endanger democracy

Stella, oh, Stella

Jetzt mitmachen: Meinungsfreiheit ist nicht verhandelbar!

Join us now: freedom of speech is not negotiable! (The English text follows in one block after the German.)

Das neue Jahr startet für uns mit der Aussicht auf einen weiteren Gerichtstermin: Bereits in wenigen Wochen müssen wir erneut nach Italien reisen, um uns wegen unserer Kritik am hohen Pestizideinsatz im Südtiroler Apfelanbau vor dem Landesgericht Bozen zu verteidigen.Mittlerweile beschäftigt uns der sogenannte Pestizidprozess damit nun im vierten Jahr.Doch wir sind nur ein Beispiel für eine von vielen Organisationen, die von einer SLAPP-Klage betroffen sind.Europaweit werden jedes Jahr hunderte Menschen vor Gericht gezerrt, weil sie im Interesse der Öffentlichkeit auf Missstände aufmerksam gemacht haben.

SLAPP steht fürStrategicLawsuits againstPublicParticipation:Mit solchen strategischen Einschüchterungsklagen missbrauchen Regierungen, Unternehmen oder auch Einzelpersonen unser Rechtssystem, um diejenigen zum Schweigen zu bringen, die den Mächtigen auf…

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The Week’s Best Cartoons 1/15 | Filosofa’s Word

These days there is so much material for the political cartoonists to work with that I’m surprised any of them are finding time to eat or sleep!  It also makes it hard for us to choose, for there are so many good ‘toons out there that sum up a story in a nutshell.  As she…
— Read on jilldennison.com/2022/01/16/the-weeks-best-cartoons-1-15/