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“It depends on us”: Jamaica poised to join Caribbean Women in Leadership

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It will be a new chapter. All the women who joined a recent planning meeting in a Kingston hotel recently agreed. The meeting was convened by Una May Gordon, who as former Principal Director of the Climate Change Division was full of an energy and drive that I greatly admired. Those qualities are still there in abundance, and in Una May’s empowering smile, accompanied by a slightly stern style of delivery. The group consisted of several women politicians from both sides of the fence (including Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Donna Scott-Mottley, Opposition Spokesperson on Justice, among others), as well as members of civil society. Unfortunately, I did not take photographs.

What was the planning for? To establish a Jamaican Chapter of the Trinidad-basedCaribbean Women in Leadership (CWiL). CWiL describes itself as “a non-partisan and independent, flagship networking organization committed to advancing women’s transformational leadership…

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Writing Process Wednesdays, and An Over Planned Scene — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

This is the scene for which I had too many notes about possibilities and risks of escape, written down on paper and in my spreadsheet, and then again duplicated in an app that I no longer use, which is taking a third year, now, to get written.    Also, trying to put too many scene […]

Writing Process Wednesdays, and An Over Planned Scene — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

♫ I Can’t Stop Loving You ♫ — Filosofa’s Word

This song was written and originally recorded by a country singer named Don Gibson in 1958.  Ray Charles was known as an R&B singer, but he defied convention and decided to record an album of country and western songs. His producer, Sid Feller, put together tapes containing about 150 classic country songs so Charles could […]

♫ I Can’t Stop Loving You ♫ — Filosofa’s Word

Il nostro sistema solare e la volta celeste

ll nostro Sistema Solare è nato quattro miliardi e mezzo di anni fa da una nube di gas e polveri in rotazione e si estende per oltre sei miliardi di chilometri. È formato dal Sole, che è una stella, e dai corpi che gravitano attorno a esso: i pianeti Mercurio, Venere, Terra, Marte, Giove, Saturno, Urano, Nettuno, i pianeti nani come Plutone, i loro satelliti, gli asteroidi e le comete.

Le comete quindi non sono stelle ma enormiblocchi di ghiaccio e polveriche provengono dalla Nube di Oort, ai confini del Sistema Solare, e viaggiando nello spazio, ogni tanto passano davanti al Sole. Quando questo accade il materiale di cui sono fatteevaporae diventano visibili nel cielo.

Il sistema solare fa parte dellaGalassia Via Lattea, che annovera circa3-400 miliardi di stelle, che si chiama così perché nel cielo se ne può vedere una parte che appare come una scia luminosache sembra…

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Sunak thinks he is following Thatcher’s union-busting playbook. But he has fatally misread it | Aditya Chakrabortty | The Guardian

Unlike her latest tribute act, the iron lady was an astute judge of public opinion, and an avoider of political traps, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/feb/01/rishi-sunak-margaret-thatcher-union-busting-playbook-iron-lady

‘This defines the Roberts Court’: Chief justice’s wife earns millions placing lawyers at firms that argue cases – Alternet.org

The highly controversial and highly unpopular U.S. Supreme Court isn’t just facing a historic loss of confidence, it’s now facing yet another ethics scandal that is likely to lower even further public opinion of the far-right institution that in under two decades has seen its approval rating slashed…
— Read on www.alternet.org/this-defines-the-roberts-court/

Opinion | DeSantis is wrong. Nothing is more American than Black studies. – The Washington Post

Florida officials called an African American history course divisive — but Black studies was always meant to create a stronger sense of American identity.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/01/31/desantis-ap-black-history-american-identity/