Repurposing Prison Facilities Together

www_Source: Michael W. Flamm for OSU Origins, [ LINK: ] One day, all this will be demolished! – We make each other promise! – Actually, “Mi Guayabera” The finality to closing and finally repurposing land and facilities where we kept each other in chains is so full of cathartic potential- I don’t think communities should rush to outsource the demolition work. Triple “Of course.”, … Continue reading Repurposing Prison Facilities Together

International Collaborative Enterprises 2: “Clean Oceans Again”

Hello again. Here is a report i wrote, developing an idea you may have found out of here on, a post from July 2016, “International Collaborative Enterprises”. There are 2 minor redactions: a joke in really pretty poor taste given the issue up for discussion, and the word “exactly”, so as not to endorse a product I don’t know very well. My meaning with … Continue reading International Collaborative Enterprises 2: “Clean Oceans Again”

Organize (Arrange)

Here in Oakland, a legal framework for the local interest and growth in Cannabusiness went on the books in 2004. Arriving 8 years after the passage of the Compassionate Care Act (1996), passage of Measure Z by electorate vote eased the conflict between local law enforcement and medical marijuana providers (startups, by the way). First-time employers in the cannabis field will really benefit from reading Debby Goldsberry‘s … Continue reading Organize (Arrange)


We had certainly sent Noah to his people, and he said, “O my people, worship Allah; you have no deity other than Allah. Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous Day.” Said the eminent among his people, “Indeed, we see you in clear error.” Noah said, “O my people, there is not error in me, but I am a messenger from the … Continue reading TRUE OF EACH.

Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder (Cleaning Up 3)

From a message I wrote today to Don Ramón: ” If i was gonna be POTUS, i would have created a job title to TRAIN and MAINTAIN a “Internet Sexual Content Reviewer”. Not just use technology to recognize & alert off ANY type of upload, especially Mobile, but start going through ALL OF IT, flagging the tapes or still images for consent or health ?s. … Continue reading Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder (Cleaning Up 3)

Empowerment, Dignity and Understanding (E-D-U) Ending Crime

An alternative in presenting this idea: Empowered/Educated And Dignified, Understanding People (‘EAD UP) To End Crime  ​ You’ll see National Geographic is compiling the genetic information for human genomic research. I, personally, believe we do not know enough about ourselves as humans yet to refuse to contribute “our information” to such a project. I, also, am certain, not everyone agrees with me. There are trust deficits aplenty for … Continue reading Empowerment, Dignity and Understanding (E-D-U) Ending Crime

#ConfrontingTheFact: We Sell Our Own Bodies Sometimes To Survive in America

This is a major issue, and connected to everything from the quality of education to the serious consideration of our worth as people in this nation. And in other people’s lands. As men and fathers, we need to acknowledge that American society really might be better off if no one’s daughter or son were selling their body for sex here. That there’s a great deal we … Continue reading #ConfrontingTheFact: We Sell Our Own Bodies Sometimes To Survive in America

We Will End Homelessness Here

In August 2007 (Black August), I began a blog entitled Everything Is Hip Hop. I launched it with a post on graff, ” I bomb graffiti on the tomb of Nefertiti “. The line is a lyric from the popular Lauryn Hill song “Everything is Everything“. I extended her image as the same fate, ultimately, of the modern citizen in this modern world. Certainly, Americans; … Continue reading We Will End Homelessness Here

“Find the people. Hit the books.”

The State of New York today launched a new program to build NY’s agricultural economy and the bridges between downstate and upstate New York. Please, leaders of states and regions-  if you think this sort of effort could succeed where you are- read this report. LINK: The report does not only outline plans of action before and after this program’s creation; inside, you can find the survey … Continue reading “Find the people. Hit the books.”

The Roof Is The New Garage

I responded to a survey from SEMICON West. One of their questions was if I would recommend it (I rated likelihood a 10.) What I wrote: Tremendous amount to learn and money to save. I think the roof is the new garage. Families – dads & moms and their little ones – will be collaborating on energy solutions AND transport solutions, based on what I … Continue reading The Roof Is The New Garage