The Curious Autodidact

June 10, 2018

Jimi on the Power of Love

Filed under: social justice,Word Related — Honilima @ 3:01 pm

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix, musician, singer, and songwriter (1942-1970)

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May 26, 2018

“Research”

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 3:00 pm

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“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.”

            – Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

January 20, 2018

Kindness Beauty and Truth

Filed under: environmental ideas,Word Related — Honilima @ 1:28 pm

 

 

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. –Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (14 Mar 1879-1955)

November 20, 2017

The Natural World

Filed under: environmental ideas,Word Related — Honilima @ 1:23 pm

If you’ve got a religious belief that withers in the face of observations of the natural world, you ought to rethink your beliefs — rethinking the world isn’t an option. –PZ Myers, biology professor (b. 9 Mar 1957)

 

Society Like a Stew

Filed under: social justice,Word Related — Honilima @ 1:11 pm

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Society is like a stew. If you don’t keep it stirred up you get a lot of scum on the top. –

Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

November 4, 2017

Evidence of the Bamboozle

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 1:26 pm

 

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back. –Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)

October 20, 2017

The Universe

Filed under: helpful hints,Word Related — Honilima @ 1:09 pm

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The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe. –Peter De Vries

October 17, 2017

Prisons Elsewhere

Filed under: book related,prison reform,social justice,women heroes — Honilima @ 5:06 pm

Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

Baz Dreisinger works at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, Where she is the Academic Director of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program, offering college courses and reentry planning to incarcerated men throughout New York State.

You don’t have to read very far into the book to realize what a gutsy woman she is and how brave she is to reach out to learn and grow.

Dr. Dreisinger has alot to say about the bizarre way people are treated in our prison system, after visiting prisons in different places around world and learning how differently people are treated and how they are released back into the community.

This book will open your eyes to other options and bring new light to the word “isolation.” I loved reading about the prison in Africa that powers 70% of their prison using human waste, and the system where prisoners are taught a trade and given jobs so their chances of success upon release are more assured.

Our way is certainly not the only way and this book helps us to learn from the successes in other countries how better to look at criminal justice with new eyes.

October 5, 2017

Life After Incarceration

Filed under: media related,prison reform,social justice — Honilima @ 3:19 pm

It is not often you will get a chance to hear the voices of those who have been incarcerated like those on Christopher Lydon’s Open Source program called Life After Incarceration.

Here you will hear Azan Reid, Unique Ismail, Douglas Benton, and Marselle Felton — in a church basement in Dorchester, MA. They are asked:  what did prison do, or undo, in you? What do you see now that you didn’t see then? And what don’t we know about you?

Mass incarceration is a bill we are all paying and there has to be reform, if we expect people living inside, without technology, to adapt to culture beyond the four walls of prison.

October 1, 2017

General Shinseki on Change

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 2:49 pm

“If you don’t like change, you’ll going to like irrelevance even less.”

General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

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