As we pivot to a new world, we need to focus on the things that build up our souls, our political engagement, our relationship to the environment, as well as dismantling white and male supremacy, and liberating people from economic deprivation. When you nurture yourself and your people, get these things.
Flourishing Gender Peace!
- The Bionic Woman: The Complete Series was one of the key 1970s TV shows that cemented for me a strong female lead. Mary Tyler Moore and Maude were also relevant in the 70s, but the Bionic Woman resonated with that younger me. And if you don’t happen to be old right now 🙂 you may have missed that series. It’s worth watching now.
- Lincoln is a reminder of what a Republican president is capable of. We need to stoke our expectations and act accordingly!
A Deep and Positive Symbiotic Relationship with the Environment!
- Al Gore is back at it with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power [Blu-ray]. The first one didn’t quite take, as the world still isn’t racing towards the post-carbon energy infrastructure. A decade later, we need to get busy!
- Planned obsolescence is pesky, particularly with the personal computer industry. The Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit – 32 GB Edition brings me back to my childhood playing with Lego and Mechano and a variety of do-it-yourself kits. But now we, including kids, can assemble a powerful computer to attach to peripherals we all like have lying around our homes, that lets us run projects without the massive packaging and new components of new computers.
Dismantling White Supremacy
- Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race is a new book coming out in 2018, designed to tell the story for children. We need our children to understand female role models and we need them to see how white people have impeded others’ success. Otherwise, we will perpetuate brutal inequality.
- Thomas Picketty’s The Economics of Inequality is not a difficult economics book to digest. And it captures some key dynamics that have defined our world. It also has the capacity to help us envision what economic justice ought to look like.