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SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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Y sin darnos cuenta, noviembre entró a la casa, entre rachas de viento otoñal en el norte y colores primaverales en el sur. No tocó a la puerta ni solicitó permiso. Simplemente, entró. Anticipa la vejez del año, la proximidad de su hora postrera, como el médico que anuncia a los parientes la impostergable agonía de un anciano. Y sin darnos cuenta, los días, en el calendario, se desprendieron irremediablemente, como un otoño arranca las hojas secas. Y sin darnos cuenta, atrás quedaron otros meses y estaciones, con algo de nosotros, con rasgos de nuestras vidas. Todo fue sepultado en nuestra biografía, en la memoria, en los dulces o amargos recuerdos, en la amorosa u odiosa desmemoria. Y sin darnos cuenta, el año se consume, anticipa y promueve su final, mientras el otro, en tanto, prepara su venida. Todo…

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Wondering Wednesdays, Do More (was Baby Floors), Chapter 6 Introduction: How to get there from here

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

This post begins the rough draft of  Chapter 6 for my non-fiction WiP, Baby Floors/Baby Acres, now working titled Do More.    This chapter and those that follow put a roadmap in place for getting to where every child born could have at least a little studio apartment (I’ve even stayed in converted tiny hotel rooms that had been advertised as apartments, and thus learned never to rent sight unseen, even if it seems legit and  you are desperate), as small as a hotel room with a hot plate, fridge, and microwave.

Putting a floor on poverty so that each and every baby born can have a safe childhood.

Since this is a short post (only 200 words or so), I’m putting all of the chapter 6 rough draft outlines below, since each chapter, past and future, ties back in to this chapter, via the high level…

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Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Floors, Chapter 5: Section I, early years of The Point of it All

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

This post is the rough draft of  Chapter 5,  section I, for my non-fiction WiP, Baby Floors.  

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 our needs  met, without taking anything from anyone, and without violence, intimidation, nor coercion of any kind. 

Chapter 5:

( Chapter 5,  Intro. last week…)

Chapter 5, section I.

I. (1250 wds):  What could Phase IV look like in the early years of this final phase:

 

I. A (300/250 wds).

The first years of this last stage, Phase IV, of our project should be bringing the objective of the…

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Wondering Wednesdays, Baby Floors, Chapter 4: Section II, the later years of phase III

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

This post starts the rough draft of  Chapter 4, the last section, for my non-fiction WiP, Baby Floors.  

This section of chapter 4  has  about 1000 words, (hopefully currently practicable words).  Below, I will also include the outlines that I missed last week for Chapter 4.

And  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 will show what Phases III could look like as part of a possible 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 Four:

( Chapter 4’s   section I  was last week…)

 Chapter 4,  section II

II. (1915/1250 wds):  Later years of…

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Good People Doing Good Things — A Kit and Kaboodle!

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Humble and heartfelt apologies, but I am falling back on a good people post from 2018 tonight, but it is a good one that many of you haven’t seen before.  Next week I’ll do better … I promise!


It’s that time again, time for a look at some of the good people who are out there doing good things for our world.  I think you will enjoy today’s selections … and here … you’re going to need theseKleenex tissues.png


Trenton Lewis is only 21-years-old, but this young man has one of the strongest work ethics I have ever seen.  Trenton is the father of an adorable 14-month-old daughter, Karmen, who serves as a powerful motivator.

Karmen Karmen Lewis

“My pride is strong. Whatever she needs, I’m the person who is supposed to provide it for her.”

Seven months ago, Trenton was offered a job at the local UPS center, 11 miles from…

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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!

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

Dr. 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, kinder world.

Write your dreams in a language all your own, if you have to, and then expand your world by learning two more languages.

My personal dream has always been to save and enrich all lives, and my dream for the world is to see a Tiny House or at least a small well-insulated room with kitchenette and bathroom, with potable water, green vegetables, brown rice and dried beans and solar/windpower with backup pedal power for every man, woman and child over maybe, the age of 10, world wide, free for that person’s use…

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Saturday Surprise!!!

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SURPRISE!!!!  It’s a Fred-in-the-Box!!!

Given an over-abundance of angst and exhaustion, both mental and physical, I am taking the very lazy way out tonight and reduxing one of my first Saturday Surprise posts.  Naturally, you won’t be surprised to learn it’s a critter post!  This was first posted in 2017 at a time when I apparently felt much as I do tonight!  Still, the cuteness factor never loses its charm.  I hope you enjoy these …


Well, folks, it’s been a long week … what?  You say it was actually a short week, since Monday was a holiday?  Sigh.  Then it’s been an even longer week — a long, short week, as it were.  I don’t know about you guys, but I am t-i-r-e-d.  So, I’ve decided to take a little break from doing much writing today and just show you some cute/funny animals.  I like animals.  They do not…

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21-31 December 1941

Brief excerpts for December 1941:”23 December, the American and Filipino units on Luzon, Philippines, began moving into the Bataan Peninsula. MacArthur was commanding from Corregidor and declared Manila an ‘open-city.’ The next day, 7,000 Japanese troops landed at Lamon Bay on the island and entrap the Allied soldiers on the peninsula.

24 December, after 2 weeks of steady bombardment and the landing of Japanese troops, Wake Island succumbed and US forces surrendered. / The vital British naval and air base at Rangoon, Burma received a major air bombardment.”

Pacific Paratrooper

Non-military objectives of the Philippines. (top) Pasay and (bottom) Cavite Non-military objectives of the Philippines. (top) Pasay and (bottom) Cavite

21-30 December, the 11th Indian Division retreated into southern Malaya and the Japanese were freed to push back the Australian troops.  The following link comes with a WARNING!  I located a video of Indian action in the war but there is Graphic Violence____HERE!

The big guns of Corregidor respond. The big guns of Corregidor respond.

23 December, the American and Filipino units on Luzon, Philippines, began moving into the Bataan Peninsula.  MacArthur was commanding from Corregidor and declared Manila an ‘open-city.’  The next day, 7,000 Japanese troops landed at Lamon Bay on the island and entrap the Allied soldiers on the peninsula.

24 December, after 2 weeks of steady bombardment and the landing of Japanese troops, Wake Island succumbed and US forces surrendered.  /  The vital British naval and air base at Rangoon, Burma received a major air bombardment.

24-31 December, along 400…

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ÉCOUTER LE MESSAGE DU CHAMAN YANOMAMI – LE PLAIDOYER DE LA FORÊT TROPICALE !

Barbara Crane Navarro

“Yanomami observant un site minier d’or sur leur territoire” – Photo des Yanomami, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela et montage photo: Barbara Crane Navarro

« Hey – Regardez nous

Nous vous voyons

Nous avons essayé de vous montrer

Vous n’avez jamais pris la peine d’apprendre notre langue

Vous regardiez toujours vers le bas

Nous vous prévenons depuis le début

a terre est vivante

Cette terre ne peut pas être possédé

Cette terre c’est nous

Nous tous

Vous vouliez les pierres

L’Or

Vos choses brillantes

Titres – Drapeaux – Bénéfices

Vous avez appelé ça progrès

Nous avons essayé de vous apprendre

Mais vous avez toujours été si gourmand

Trop primitif – Trop sauvage

pour comprendre

Maintenant vous apportez toujours des malédictions sur les Yanomami

Les maladies

Et encore une fois, nous en mourrons

t toutes les terres indigènes sont transformées en

cendres et boue

Cinq siècles

Vous n’avez jamais levé les yeux…

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