michelle obama – let’s move

evolution of mom dancing – get up and move

final speech 2017


oh my.. much i disagree with..

ie: with hard work and get education…you can do anything (we have to reset equity for this to be true);  you deserve to be a part of national conversation.. but have to earn it everyday.. (what conversation); empower self with good education (so wait for 12+ years before you’ve earned … what again..?)…

this earning ness.. is killing us..


Zoe Mavroudi (@zoemavroudi) tweeted at 5:11 AM – 16 Jan 2017 :

@iwelsh Going to be an interesting 4 years watching Obama fans who swallowed Guantanamo, NSA, deportations, drones etc explain Trump to us. (http://twitter.com/zoemavroudi/status/820966584705486848?s=17)


President Obama (@POTUS) tweeted at 7:11 AM – 20 Jan 2017 :

As we look forward, I want our first steps to reflect what matters most to you. Share your thoughts with me at https://t.co/fGUxlpLVue. (http://twitter.com/POTUS/status/822446334787600385?s=17)

deeper.. than Obama site… (wrote this before going to site.. after going.. ie: share an idea.. is a template.. guiding you thru political agenda ness..only question/space to offer an idea is predicated by.. what does citizenship mean to you..)
host-life-bits via self-talk as data.. that can listen to all voices.. and facil io dance
indigenous us


so next day.. i listened to above video and i did share on their site..something like: public consensus always oppresses someone. so turns out.. most of us are not us. we need (and today can facilitate) an infrastructure where every voice (7 bn +) is heard everyday. ie: hosted life bits via self-talk as data. indigenous us. a revolution of everyday life..

received this w/in a few minutes:

Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. 
More than a library, or a museum, the Obama Foundation will be a place that brings people together and inspires individuals and communities to take on big challenges. 
We’re glad to have you along.


Barack Obama (@BarackObama) tweeted at 2:04 PM on Fri, Jan 20, 2017:
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.



Bryan Stevenson rule #2: We have to get the narrative right. What if it wasn’t a war on drugs, but help for addicted people? #ObamaSummit

aka: all of us

scattered.. not yet scrambled.. et al .. begs roots of healing

via 2 convos .. as the day

Ethan Zuckerman (@EthanZ) tweeted at 6:49 AM – 3 Nov 2017 :

Good morning! My takeaways from the inaugural #ObamaFoundation summit in Chicago this week: https://t.co/irawjiHQhx (http://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/926431059251728384?s=17)

It’s a complicated point for people engaged in co-design, the practice of designing solutions in a way that deeply involves the beneficiaries in the planning and creation of projects intended to benefit them

begs.. rev of everyday life.. mech to listen-to/facil 7 bn cure ios city ‘s everyday



ebook on hold – thank you library

Emily Badger (@emilymbadger) tweeted at 7:14 AM – 7 Dec 2018 :
“Michelle Obama was a descendant of the very caste of people that some of the previous first ladies had owned.”
@Isabelwilkerson on “Becoming” is so lovely: https://t.co/ogAXxg5tPP (http://twitter.com/emilymbadger/status/1071045235051061248?s=17)

Emily Badger (@emilymbadger) tweeted at 7:15 AM – 7 Dec 2018 :
From “Becoming” on the male students at Princeton:
“Hearing them, I realized that they weren’t at all smarter than the rest of us. They were simply emboldened, floating on an ancient tide of superiority, buoyed by the fact that history had never told them anything different.” (http://twitter.com/emilymbadger/status/1071045555449663489?s=17)

half read.. half skimmed


even if we didn’t know the context, we were instructed to remember that context existed. everyone on earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history and that alone deserved some tolerance

i know you ness .. danger of single story.. every actor has a reason.. unconditional


i just wanted to achieve. or maybe i didn’t ant to be dismissed as incapable of achieving

achieve ness


and one thing i was learning at school was that kid dynamics could be messy. whatever sweet scenes you might witness on a playground, beneath them la a tyranny of shifting hierarchies and alliances. there were queen bees, bullies, and followers. i wasn’t shy, but i also wasn’t sure i needed any of that messiness in my life outside school..

bully.. ness.. but really from being whales in sea world.. as per p 6


i was a long way, still from finding my voice

that’s the issue.. most people are other people.. begs a mech (tech as it could be) to listen to every voice.. everyday anew.. facil daily curiosity  ie: cure ios city via 2 convers as infra


maybe you spend the whole day considering new ways to live before finally you fit every window back into its frame and empty your bucket of pine sol into the sink. and maybe now all your certainty returns, because yes, truly, it’s spring and once again you’ve made the choice to stay (every spring her mom would decide whether to stay or not)


my worries about high school, if they were to be catalogues, could mostly be filed under on general heading: am i good enough?

enough ness


this may be the fundamental problem w caring a lot about what others think: it can put you on the established path – the isn’t-that-impressive-path – and keep you there for a long time. maybe it stops you from swerving, from ever even considering a swerve, because what you risk losing in terms of other people’s high regard can feel too costly.. what happens next is that the rewards get real.. this time it’s a job w a salary in chicago offices of high end law firm..

supposed to’s.. of school/work


it was one thing to get yourself out of a stuc place, i realized,. it was another thing entirely to try and get the place itself unstuck..

not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake.. a nother way


the experience kindled something in him, that nagging sense he wasn’t yet doing enough (flew to houston to join bush and clintons in new orleans)


bin laden killed.. no american lives had been lost..


dirty wars et al