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Shira Destinie Jones

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Shira Destinie Jones Bourke Booth Hall Faxio Mayo Manzilla West is a published academic author 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 n
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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 outlining the scenes for a Historical urban Fantasy, working title: #WhoByFireIWill, which I hope to pitch by the end of the year. Tagline and St…moreI 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...

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orig: 17 March, 12016 HE (updated: 20 September, 12017 HE)(less)
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Thanks, Brendan: What Is…the School-to-Prison Pipeline? — Blind Injustice


What appears to be a photo of someone in a prison. In a post I made a couple of months ago about policing and schools with majority-minority populations, one of the replies to my post reminded me of how there was a connection between what I talked about and something called the “school-to-prison pipeline.” And, […]


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A Long Letter from the Future: Reviews of Babylon 5, from a Minbari Point of View (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
6 chapters   —   updated Mar 21, 2021 05:08PM
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.
#WhoByFireIWill (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 19, 2020 09:08PM
Description: To save his son, a desperate escaped slave must make a choice, but the price is eternally high.
Four Freedoms Movement 60 year mission (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 25, 2020 03:49PM
Description: Some ideas I've been pondering on how we could get to a kinder world (I cannot get my pdf to display, so jpg soon to come...)
Who are you? (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated May 17, 2020 01:51PM
Description: The question contains the answer, but four more lines may explain it a bit better. Four short lines...
We are going to see the King: the hard way! (Religion & Spirituality)
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Description: A short short (or just short?) take on those left behind in Noah's Flood...
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Shira Shira said: " This commentary is well-balanced, shows the research, gives clear explainations, and has a set of wonderful pre-face pages. Fascinating to read, and obviously essential to Torah study.
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“A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look at thousands of working people displaced from their jobs with reduced incomes as a result of automation while the profits of the employers remain intact, and say: “This is not just.” It will look across the oceans and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: “This is not just.” It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of Latin America and say: “This is not just.” The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: “This way of settling differences is not just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes ...more Martin Luther King Jr.
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Where Do We Go from Here by Martin Luther King Jr.
“Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn.”
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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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Lee Child
“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.”
Lee Child, Die Trying

Carter G. Woodson
“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.”
Carter Godwin Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro

Frederick Douglass
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
Frederick Douglass

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“There's more to clothing than just adornment. It does more than merely change how the world perceives us. It changes how we perceive ourselves.”
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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


message 3: by Shira

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 !


message 2: by Shira

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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