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Shira Destinie Jones

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Shira Destinie Jones is a published academic author, founder of Project Do Better , and an aspiring Historical Fantasy novelist. She has also been a community organizer, Voluntary Simplicity adherent, and educator. She is still working to build strong Public Domain social Infrastructure (#PublicDomainInfrastructure):

1.) Public Transportation, 2.) Public Libraries, 3.) ProBono Legal & Consumer Education particularly around housing issues, & 4.) Universal Health Care. She insists that these 4 parts of our Public Domain social Infrastructure need to be undergirded by adopting a Universal Basic Income for all. She has organized community events such as film discussions, multi-ethnic song events and cooperative presentations in her native city
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Shira Destinie Jones Short Answer: Life is School. Ask questions, solve problems, and never be jealous -you do not know what another person has suffered to live that life …moreShort Answer: Life is School. Ask questions, solve problems, and never be jealous -you do not know what another person has suffered to live that life that seems so awesome.
For the long answer, please see my GoodReads Blog post:
"answer to Millie's question on education" (published Dec 25, 2014 08:58AM).
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Shira Destinie Jones I am currently revising my draft of Do Better (https://shiradest.wordpress.com/pubs-...), a 70 year plan for a kinder world which is my nonfiction WiP…moreI am currently revising my draft of Do Better (https://shiradest.wordpress.com/pubs-...), a 70 year plan for a kinder world which is my nonfiction WiP. Each Wednesday, I have been posting a section from my very earliest drafts, in the hope of making this a collaborative project.

And, still:
I am outlining the scenes for a Historical urban Fantasy, working title: #WhoByFireIWill, which I hope to pitch by the end of the year. Tagline and Story/Logline will happily be given if anyone cares to ask! :-)

Updated Monday, 13 July, 2020, during the Covid-19 early 2nd wave,
From sunny California


I was currently working on a third practice novel, working title: Birthright: Bedsit (was Four For All/Beds For All, still terrible working title, but progressing?).


I've decided to stop working on my third draft of my second practice novel, "Hubris and Hemlock," which I believe is in the genre of Women's Fiction. It can be read in draft form on my Wattpad account (ShiraDest):

https://www.wattpad.com/story/5354083...

ShiraDest,
orig: 17 March, 12016 HE (updated: 20 September, 12017 HE)(less)
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Teaching, over the long haul

         

I posted on my first job review as a college algebra teacher, which was that math journaling works. I’ll have to post this so that I can also post it on LinkedIn and I really wish I could send a copy of it to the veteran teacher who back in 2001 told me that I was under no circumstances to try math journaling or any of the other nonsense that teachers colleges are teaching these days as s

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Published on July 05, 2022 18:25
Project Do Better 70 Year Mission (Nonfiction)
2 chapters   —   updated Feb 03, 2022 06:02PM
Description: The Do Better Manifesto is in the 4th draft, and will be published shortly. More information on my blog.
short stories (Drama)
6 chapters   —   updated Dec 16, 2021 04:17PM
Description: A second in the short story series begun with "Floating" yesterday, this 950 word short describes a landing that almost wasn't...
Ann & Anna (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Two enslaved women escape from bondage in MD, but will they make it all the way to freedom?
Floating (Drama)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 24, 2021 04:48PM
Description: a scene, or at least part of one, in 554 words, which may need rearranging, or to have a beginning, middle, and end set, or both...
A Long Letter from the Future: Reviews of Babylon 5, from a Minbari Point of View (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A Long Letter from the Future Reviews of Babylon 5, from a Minbari Point of View These reviews are from the PoV of a Minbari persona I have created, so I'm not sure into what category they fall. by Shira Destinie Jones ShiraDest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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“It is better to believe in men too rashly, and regret, than believe too meanly. Men could be more than they are, if they would try for it. He has shown them that.”
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“People, Reacher was certain about. Dogs were different. People had freedom of choice. If a man or a woman ran snarling toward him, they did so because they chose to. They were asking for whatever they got. His response was their problem. But dogs were different. No free will. Easily misled. It raised an ethical problem. Shooting a dog because it had been induced to do something unwise was not the sort of thing Reacher wanted to do.”
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“If you can control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.”
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Shira Thomas Ray wrote: "Ah.
La reforma del calendario
Wenceslao Segura González

Not
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i..."


I saw a keyboard, but no calendar.


Thomas Ray Ah.
La reforma del calendario
Wenceslao Segura González

Not
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...


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Shira Jan wrote: "This one made me think of you this morning!

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LOL! Thanks, Jan! :-)

Laila Tov!

:-)


message 4: by Jan

Jan Rice This one made me think of you this morning!

Curtis9/23/20


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Shira Luís wrote: "Je suis très heureux pour être votre ami. Je vous souhaite un bon week-end!"

Merci ! Moi aussi, je suis heureuse d'être ton amie (on peut ce-tutoyer, n'est pas ?) !

Bon Weekend !


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Shira “Eux c'est nous” Écrit par Daniel Pennac, illustré par Serge Bloch: c'est déjà publié ?


message 1: by Shira

Shira add 978-84-616-1729-6 some time...


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