Plogging – Jogging with an additional purpose

Plogging – Jogging with an additional purpose. This new jogging trend benefits the participant, and the community. Organized jogging meetup’s have taken their activity to the next step. With their running shoes on, and a trash bag in hand, groups of runners,  jog, bend, and gather litter that is along their path.  This positive activity is a great way to intensify a workout, while cleaning up your community.

If you are questioning why they titled this activity as ‘Plogging’ ?

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DIY Pothole repair – Open Source Roads

DYI Pothole guy

See something that needs to be fixed?  Well, you can always do what Mike Warren, from Indianapolis, Indiana did.  After seeing the growing number of  potholes take over his neighborhood streets , Mike, grabbed a backpack of asphalt and jumped on his bicycle to remedy the issue.

This never ending winter has played havoc on the roads, opening a stage for a pattern of clever pothole modifications. Still an obstacle, but much more tolerable when the hole becomes home to a blooming rosebush. Many holes became the inspiration for street artist, including painted arrows that formed a clever dot to dot impression.  Undeniably, a source of shared humor to lighten our commuting frustration's.

Mike Warren says he was fed up with the bumpy roads, so four months ago he decided to take matters into his own hands.

"The government is not doing it, why don't I try to do it," Warren said.
So he went to the store, bought a few bags of asphalt, and got busy. He now calls the movement "Open Source Roads." He's spent $500 and filled about 50 potholes in the past four months.

"I fixed a pothole way better than what the city would have done," Warren said.

 

 

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Homeschooling – find your state guidelines here

Homeschooling - find your state guidelines

A direct focus on this site is to promote limitless learning. There are a variety of circumstances that may lead you to explore educational solutions outside of the current school system.  For many students and families, home based education is a viable option. Some find this learning alternative to create growth and development for the entire family.  Many states offer an online public school option for students to meet standard requirements from a home based setting. If you think your child is best served without this school based partnership, and are considering an in home setting, there are state requirements that you should be aware of.  Each states criteria varies.                              CRHE site has valuable information for your specific state.

       Your state homeschooling policies can be found at the link below...

>> Current Homeschool State Guidelines

Please note.. we are not affiliated with the CRHE . And yes, marketers would cringe to think we are sending our 'traffic' to another site to fit the needs of our user's. The truth is, we are glad to find a 'no strings attached' resource that allows easy access and qualified answers to your homeschooling questions. 

* We can not overlook the fact that many children thrive in a traditional school settings. We honor the teachers that light their path of discovery.








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My new best friend that I haven’t met-John St Julien Baba Wanyama

My new best friends!! Kids make my heart happy! They refresh my spirit and add a colorful perspective on the things my aged vision could easily overlook. Recently, I sat in on a group of students who delivered a genuine welcome to newcomer's with a cheerfully loud, group declaration of welcomed friendship. It went like this...

"Now that we have met you, you are our NEW BEST FRIEND best"!!

It is my pleasure to introduce you to my NEW BEST FRIENDS :John St Julien Baba Wanyama, and his wife Fritzie.

Not too long ago I came across a youtube channel that was unlike any other. I am surrounded with simple inspirational stuff and I imagine this is why the video came across my feed. I figured I would give it go and I am so glad I did.

I randomly selected a few videos.  I followed some of Johns spiritual musings and found an unexpected connection. The videos also include the life changing work that they are doing in Tanzania.  I was cautiously optimistic, my life experience has tainted any possibility of instant enthusiasm. If you know me, it won't surprise you that i jumped into investigative, research mode, and I dug in deep. I was going to find the REAL dirt on all of his good work. You know what I found? He's legit! He walks the walk. He is human, authentic, and is actively sharing an abundance of love and light.

John's backstory is intriguing, as he reveals a life filled of partying and instant gratification, he finds himself immersed with an unexpected calling. What came next was going to make a difference in hundreds of lives.

It was about 6 years ago, after a night of excessive partying, John settled in and began to watch a late night infomercial that featured the inhumane treatment of the children in Tanzania.  It was raw, disturbing, and heart wrenching.  The daily torment the children face beyond comprehension, and required answers to very difficult questions.

John did more than find answers to difficult questions like,'How can this be happening? Why doesn't somebody do something'?  In search of answers, and with hopes of a remedy, John left his home in the UK and traveled to a village in Tanzania, called Uchira. Over time and with extraordinary compassion, he is now the full time guardian of over 100 children with special needs.  His foundation provides support to hundreds or more in the surrounding community. With the help of online community support, coupled with the support within the Tanzanian community, a safe and nurturing environment began to flourish. Local labor, and eco-friendly design created sustainable dwellings, food and medical care for single mothers and their children. They live with the protection of the Massia Warriors who secure the village and accompany outside travel when needed. With their assistance, John has rescued disabled, albino, and street children who would otherwise face a dismal and dangerous future.

And, if your eyebrow raises because of his incredibly unique name,' John St Julien Baba Wanyama'.

You can rest assured that it has no underlying cult connection linked to the 'Baba Wanyama' name. In one of the videos' he mentions that John St Julien, is his given name from birth. Baba Wanyama, was a title he was given by the locals as they recognized his efforts to rescue the wild and sick dogs in the area, providing the dogs with food, shelter and medication.

Baba Wanyama translates to 'Dog Father'.

How cool is that?

I hope sharing his video will offer value in your own purposeful path, or possibly provide a simple inspirational boost.

This particular video sheds light on his feeling of desperation and doubt, that offers reaffirmation in Faith.  Prior to this video, the village was in a midst of potential crisis. Outreach and medical transport were at risk when the only two vehicles in the village were in a state of disrepair.  This opened the village to substantial risk. The harmful potential weighed heavy on John. He turned to his followers for support. His call for help led to valuable lessons about Faith.

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A Miracle : John St. Julian God has Faith in us

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The next 10 years – Preparing our children for what’s to come

Traditionally, we roll into a new year and we are flooded with predictions of what's to come. What will the new year bring? What will the next 10 years bring? How will life change? How will the change impact us? If we only had some insight to best prepare for things to come.

In place of a psychic prediction, let me share a scientific prediction. Innovative advancements will be at the core of many future changes. The good, the bad and the ugly. The times they are a changin'.

No need to dust off the Y2K panic button. ( Yes, that was a thing...and yes, someday our young humans will laugh at us for this)

Student's of all ages will find the holographic learning tool  exciting. It will provide a real life education with a holographic experience.  It may also offer companionship to mentor and tutor young students. I foresee  our elderly benefitting from a'Halli' companion for friendship and security.  The possibilities are endless.

The momentum of new medical advancements will make our current methods of practice seem archaic. Sensors will monitor data and alert us to our health needs. The gathering of long term data will offer a record of any adjustments that are needed.

The exponential advancements such as artificial intelligence, drones, holograms, and new energy sources offers many benefits.  There will be huge progress that will enable clean water and light for those on our planet that are without. To think that when some of us look forward to the flying cars, there are others who can look forward to the basic need of clean water. Our division should be measured in light years rather than miles.

Something to consider before choosing the design for your fancy flying car is that every single industry where technology is a part of will be disrupted in a big way. 

As artificial intelligence (AI) makes strides to comfort us with convenience and efficiency, it will impact many facets of our life. The economic advantages for companies to use AI will detour their staffing needs. The jobs that are currently providing for families to live on will soon fade away. Drones may soon replace the pizza delivery guy, and eventually the truck driver. Current use of robotic technology is perpetually changing the field of manufacturing and impacting the job skills that are required. Chatbots will provide an online friendship, as well as act as your bank teller, insurance agent, florist, doctor, tutor, and therapist.

Design, development and innovative thinking will be of premium value while traditional vocational needs will be of less demand. Our human capabilities and current vocational skills are insignificant as AI gains momentum as an optimum employee solution.

Additional consequences to the new wave of technical changes may lead to new prejudice to AI and all facets of technology. The current rebellion of undocumented or outsourced employees that spark social backlash,   is just a glimpse of what may take place as jobs are lost and replaced with AI's.

It is unsettling, but being aware of what's ahead can determine the life skills that you will need to prepare your child with for pending developments.

With indications of our global changes it is necessary to encourage our children to become limitless learners. This in itself will leverage their adaptability and economic value.  An inquisitive and creative nature coupled with determination will be of great value in the not so distant future.

We are quite fortunate to have insight to the gifts and challenges that our children may endure. This allows us to have a unique perspective as we guide our children along their path.

How to prepare our children for life in 2027

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