Summer 2013 The Blob, Vol. 8, Issue 1, August 2013
|Monday August 19th, 2013|
Visiting Canada was great this summer. I saw the tall ships in Hamilton, Graceland in Memphis, a Jays game, African Lion Safari, I biked the trails in Montreal and then I went to my sister's wedding. Canada is just such a beautiful country and I miss it more every summer that I leave! I was especially taken aback by Montreal this year. I didn't realize how far the bike trails went and how many parks there were in the city. The Rene Levesque park with the sculptures was especially fun.
|At the start of the summer I completed my application for the Mars One project, part of which was creating a video to answer a few questions. At the end of the summer I attended a meeting in Germany and I got to sit next to the CEO, Bas Lansdorp, which was so fun! I never realized how much of a dream it was for me to explore space. I knew it was there, but I just never thought that I would be able to do it so I've been surprised at my excitement about this possibility, even though a lot of things would need to happen for it to become a reality. It's also just super great to know that people are really trying to make a space colony happen! One step at a time. . . I've always thought that I would have enjoyed the pioneering days of exploring the world in ships and discovering new lands. Perhaps we are finally in the pioneering days of space exploration . . .
A lot of the people in the Mars One group are geeks/nerds like myself. People say that the geek/nerd has become cool these days, however, I'm still not convinced. One young lady working in a comic book store told me that a lot of women are into comics and that the Big Bang stereotype of only guys being in a comic book store is no longer true. I'm glad to hear that things are changing, but I think the change has only begun. We still need a lot of women in IT and engineering. I think they will lead the way to the next breakthroughs in those fields.
My bicycle in Madrid has been out of commission all summer because of a broken frame. I have the frame now but am waiting for a new tire. Hopefully it will come in the next couple of days so I can get riding again . . .
Here's to a great new school year 2013-2014. Cheers!