Creating The Conditions For a “Newer, Better” “Normal”

​​ Images: Organic heirloom tomatoes at Berkeley Bowl on Oregon Street. Berkeley, California. October 9th 2016 by U.S., Alberto Rivera, for Parts Of How and Allthentic Records.    ” Newer, Better “ is a Carlito’s Way reference.  It is what it is. Continue reading Creating The Conditions For a “Newer, Better” “Normal”

Deciding We Are Worth It

The prompt: PERSONAL STATEMENT: In 500-700 words, please describe what qualifications you have that makes you deserving of this scholarship. Also, please tell us about your current AND future academic, career, and personal goals. From a scholarship app I completed tonight.  My response- Over 5 years ago, I found myself across the country from my Brooklyn hood, in San Francisco, California. I didn’t have the … Continue reading Deciding We Are Worth It

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: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FHTF_report_FINAL.pdf 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

Respect For Women 1: Appreciation Of The Sanctity of Our Growing Forms

​​ Click here to link to the abstract: Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B Ladies and gentleman, i have been convicted of a violent felony in the State of New York for attempted assault against the married woman I was dating and living off of at the time in Harlem. I completed five years probation with NYSDOP on November 6th 2010. I now see the … Continue reading Respect For Women 1: Appreciation Of The Sanctity of Our Growing Forms

Covering Our Ass

This will not be a post about how to evade, avoid or put off accountability or (J)justice. FYI This post is about cancer.  Prostate cancer is the 2nd most prevalent form among American men. Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most prevalent, for both American men and American women. (In good news, most forms of cancer are dropping in incidence. FULL REPORT: The American Cancer Society’s … Continue reading Covering Our Ass

International Collaborative Enterprises

An article I red [Ed.: preferred spelling] on September 8th, 2015 suggested ocean waste was collecting in a single oceanic phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean.  Pacific Trash Swirl @ AP September 8th 2015 But If The date is also the 5-year anniversary of my recording and publishing “SHINE001”. ON THE PACIFIC TRASH SWIRL I saw articles from Oprah.com, The Daily Mail and the Seattle Times … Continue reading International Collaborative Enterprises

Residing Fully In Your Power 1

A flyer with all types of starting-up-solar service providers and tools. From SEMI and Intersolar’s SEMICON WEST event.  As far as I can tell, this is an area where the technology is NOT final. I saw 4 or 5 different approaches to converting (in their field, “inverting”) the Sun’s light to usable energy. Among them was one that looked how servers still look sometimes: in … Continue reading Residing Fully In Your Power 1