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San Diego ID Law – Civil Rights   Leave a comment

San Diego Police officer’s practice of racial profiling was challenged by Edward Lawson after he was personally subjected to 15 encounters of this nature over an 18 month period of time.

His story is told in the video below. Unfortunately Mr. Lawson lost his life to pancreatic cancer in 2011. But I can’t help but think that this story shall live on in our history books and he shall be remembered for his valiant efforts to defend basic civil rights and bring awareness to the prejudices that are still scouring our country today.

This case is of historical importance not only because the California statute was voided, but also because it is one of the few examples of an ordinary citizen successfully representing himself all the way through a U.S. District Court and on through to the U.S. Supreme Court where he did finally get some collaboration.

 

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Posted May 25, 2017 by Hot Tall Blonde in News & Politics, Uncategorized

Lack of empathy, guilt, remorse or shame   Leave a comment

The most incredible trait of a sociopath, is their complete lack of conscience, lack of empathy, remorse, guilt or shame. Sociopaths are great at feigning ‘moral outrage’, or playing vi…

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Posted December 9, 2016 by Hot Tall Blonde in Uncategorized

"I’m not like most people"   Leave a comment

 

I’ve always known that “I’m not like most people”.

I’m just not.

It’s not that I’m ‘spectacular’ in any sort of way.
Or stunningly beautiful, because I’m not.
I have nothing to boast about career-wise.

Neither am I lofty, donating my time to some sort of cause.
And I cannot claim that I am accomplished at anything noteworthy, not really.

However, if we look at the human side, the “what makes people tick” – really.
Their need to feel loved and to be loving. To be understood, respected, heard,
to be adored, and to feel ‘special’’ wanted, desired, and purposeful to others;
a sense of belonging and  connectedness to some one else; we call ‘lover’, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, life long partner, husband, or wife .. . all the tangled webs we weave, just being, being ‘who we are’. seeking pleasure, comfort and connectedness. In this there lies compassion.

This “Passion”, this individual spark, this intimate, vulnerable, inexplicable, wondrous, subjective side of each of us is riddled with hurts, pain and sadness – but also of joy and wonder, laughter and beauty; amazement.

Where do you ‘belong’? What sings your hearts song? What keeps you awake at night? What makes you cry? What soothes your soul; brings you solace?

How many times have you poured your heart out only to be fooled, or to be crushed, or to be dumbfounded at where you find your life to be, and wondering what compelling dogma led you into such a scape?

These matters of the heart; what lies deeper than the surface, what is of the core, this place we get caught up in .. . the ‘defining moments’ in life that we all are either celebrating in or striving to regain composer after suffering tragic blows that set us into despair until be reign again. This cycle, the stuff that makes a man a human being is the life blood that I find fascinating and confounding, it’s where my being gravitates. It is where I can see the big picture and where I find an innate, intrinsic understanding,
without labels, certainty, or  judgments.

It is what makes sense to me – or if it does not I must continue to listen to my journey and find meaning, an understanding of, an “ah-ha” moment or series of moments.

Without knowing why or why not, or even ‘how’, I seek what lies beneath … because ‘knowing’ is what we can find there. We can find ourselves. We can be set free.

We can belong, some where, and find Solace.

 

 

aeh – March 21, 2015
8 days until My Moms Birthday

I think of her, now
[specifically]
my stone,
my power, my hidden strength
my kindred spirit.

TodaY, toDay

Posted March 21, 2015 by Hot Tall Blonde in The Minds Eye, Uncategorized

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I’ve Been Submerged Into Sullenness
A Dull, Unrequited Restless Hue-
That I Cannot Bear
To Think Hard Upon

Posted August 27, 2013 by Hot Tall Blonde in Uncategorized

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Your Learning Style – logical, emotional, verbal? – test yours.   Leave a comment

What’s Your Learning Style?
By Marcia Conner

Learning styles classify different ways people learn and how they approach information.

Learning style refers to the ways you prefer to approach new information. Each of us learns and processes information in our own special style, although we share some learning patterns, preferences, and approaches. Knowing your own style also can help you to realize that other people may approach the same situation in a different way from your own.

Perceptual Modalities

The learning styles assessments I find most helpful examine how you take in information through your senses. Researchers call these sorts of assessments “perceptual modality assessments.” They look at how you see, hear, feel, and move through the world. Those perceptions deeply affect your ability to learn. Whether you tend to rely more or less on one sense than another has a tremendous influence on how you interpret new experiences and succeed in whatever you work with each day. Take a perceptual modality assessment now.

Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner asserts there are at least seven modalities (referred to as intelligences) that can be used to describe your individual style. His work encourages everyone to think about learning in new and creative ways.
This work suggests people can be:

  1. Verbal-linguistic: sensitive to the meaning and order of words
  2. Musical: sensitive to pitch, melody, rhythm, and tone
  3. Logical-mathematical: Able to handle chains of reasoning and recognize patterns and order
  4. Spatial: perceive the world accurately and try to re-create or transform aspects of that world
  5. Bodily-kinesthetic: able to use the body skillfully and handle objects adroitly
  6. Interpersonal: understand people and relationships
  7. Intrapersonal: possess access to one’s emotional life as a means to understand oneself and others.

Mind Styles

According to Anthony Gregorc, there are four basic learning styles. Gregorc’s Mind Styles model categorizes learners as Concrete Sequential (CS), Abstract Sequential (AS) Abstract Random (AR) and Concrete Random (CR).

  1. Concrete Sequential (CS) learners are hardworking, conventional, accurate, stable, dependable, consistent, factual, and organized.
  2. Abstract Sequential (AS) learners are analytic, objective, knowledgeable, thorough, structured, logical, deliberate, and systematic.
  3. Abstract Random (AR) learners are sensitive, compassionate, perceptive, imaginative, idealistic, sentimental, spontaneous, and flexible.
  4. Concrete Random (CR) learners are quick, intuitive, curious, realistic, creative, innovative, instinctive, adventurous.

Learning Styles Indicator

David Kolb’s Learning Style Model classifies learners as having a preference for 1)concrete experience or abstract conceptualization (how they take information in), and 2) active experimentation or reflective observation (how they internalize information).

  1. Type 1 (concrete, reflective). A characteristic question of this learning type is “Why?” Type 1 learners respond well to explanations of how course material relates to their experience, their interests, and their future careers. To be effective with Type 1 students, the instructor should function as a motivator.
  2. Type 2 (abstract, reflective). A characteristic question of this learning type is “What?” Type 2 learners respond to information presented in an organized, logical fashion and benefit if they have time for reflection. To be effective, the instructor should function as an expert.
  3. Type 3 (abstract, active). A characteristic question of this learning type is “How?” Type 3 learners respond to having opportunities to work actively on well-defined tasks and to learn by trial-and-error in an environment that allows them to fail safely. To be effective, the instructor should function as a coach, providing guided practice and feedback.
  4. Type 4 (concrete, active). A characteristic question of this learning type is “What if?” Type 4 learners like applying course material in new situations to solve real problems. To be effective, the instructor should stay out of the way, maximizing opportunities for the students to discover things for themselves.

Myers-Briggs

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, based on the work of Carl Jung identifies 16 personality styles based on:

How you relate to the world (Extravert or Introvert)
Extraverts try things out, focus on the world around
Introverts think things through, focus on the inner world of ideas

How you take in information (Sensing or iNtuiting)
Sensors (practical, detail-oriented, focus on facts and procedures)
Intuitors (imaginative, concept-oriented, focus on meanings and possibilities)

How you make decisions (Thinking or Feeling)
Thinkers are skeptical, tend to make decisions based on logic and rules
Feelers are appreciative, tend to make decisions based on personal and humanistic considerations

How you manage your life (Judging or Perceiving).
Judgers set and follow agendas, seek closure even with incomplete data
Perceivers adapt to changing circumstances, resist closure to obtain more data.

For example, one learner may be an ESTJ (extravert, sensor, thinker, perceiver) and another may be an INFJ (introvert, intuitor, feeler, judger).

Others

There are other ways to organize learning style models. These fall into general categories such as information processing, personality patterns, and social interaction.

Information processing distinguishes between the way you sense, think, solve problems, and remember information. You have a preferred, consistent, distinct way of perceiving, organizing, and retaining information. Kolb’s Learning Styles inventory, Gregorc’s Mind Styles Model, and Keefe’s Human Information Processing Model.

Personality patterns focus on attention, emotion, and values. Understanding these differences allows you to predict the way you’ll react and feel about different situations. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter are two of the most well-know personality pattern assessments. A lesser known assessment is Dellinger’s Psycho-Geometrics.

Social interaction looks at likely attitudes, habits, and strategies learners will take toward their work and how they engage with their peers when they learn. Some learners are independent, dependent, collaborative, competitive, participant, and avoidant. Reichmann and Grasha as well as Baxter Magolda have developed assessments.

http://marciaconner.com/resources/learning-styles-intro/

Posted May 4, 2013 by Hot Tall Blonde in Uncategorized

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LA … on way to The Roxy   Leave a comment

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Posted August 7, 2012 by Hot Tall Blonde in Uncategorized

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