Sad day for Twitter

I’m not thrilled about Elon owning Twitter. I used to like him, but not anymore. I get it, he is good at solving technology problems, but solving human problems isn’t his strength and his ego is in his way of growing in that domain. I fear that with all the power and irresponsibility he is going to do a lot of harm to societies around the world. We’ll wait and see!

Canadians aren’t divided when it gets to COVID-19 Vaccination

Right now, over 82% of Canadians 5+ of age have received at least two doses of vaccines. Over 90% of 12+ have received at least two doses of vaccines in BC. This is a substantial public health accomplishment for both the Federal and Provincial governments and the Canadians who chose to vaccinate and follow public health guidelines.

These numbers show that Canadians aren’t divided on this issue, and they are overwhelmingly pro-science and pro-vaccination.

This is an accomplishment of public education which means we should do even more to support our teachers and public schools to have healthier democracies and governments that always legislate science and evidence-based policies.

Future World by Peter Goodwin 1979

I have a habit of rescuing orphaned books. I often find books left behind in the corridors or on the street, and I adopt them. I found the book Future World by Peter Goodwin inside a box outside a campus library. I love vintage science books that depicted life in the “future” where space travel, robots, and computers were the norm. This book is from 1979, and it is one of my favourite items on my bookshelves, mainly because it contains beautiful futuristic illustrations with bold and sometimes naive predictions.

My only tip for you in 2022 and forward

Change your beliefs to align with reality instead of finding an alternate reality that aligns with your ideas.

It’s ok if you feel hurt, upset, and disappointed when the objective reality challenges your beliefs; throw some tantrums if you like as long as you eventually correct your thoughts to align with science, evidence, and history.

We need critical thinkers and fact-checkers to face the global challenges ahead of us.

Magnolia Tattoos

How was your Halloween? I got this beautiful tattoo of magnolia blossoms on the final day of my birthday month from the remarkably talented and skilled Jamie Kan @jamezkan 

We carefully picked and positioned each blossom.

And here comes the fun part … she is skilled with her needlework!

Jamie also added more details to my daffodils tattoo that she had previously done to make the style match my other tattoos.