Video: Searching for microplastics within the human body – The Globe and Mail

Rick Smith decided to conduct an experiment on himself to see if he could measure an increase of microplastics in his body. The author and Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute says the lab-based tests on his stool samples are the first of their kind in North America to search for traces of the tiny plastic particles in people. Microplastics have been discovered circulating in the environment and are linked to health concerns.
— Read on www.theglobeandmail.com/appview/canada/video-searching-for-microplastics-within-the-human-body/

Pollution is everywhere, what to do about it?

Let’s stop using plastic, ASAP.

Innovation, let’s find ways to use 3D printers to replace plastic with with safer substances.

Let’s fund study and different ways to research better methods to live without plastic.

The reading and writing about this content may be something you may want to do.

linger – Google Search

linger – Google Search
— Read on www.google.ca/search

Listen to angry people and remember the message, it is for you and me.

Do yourself a favour and play the above song and listen with respect.

Another bright light that need not be forgotten…

Suicidal Squirrel

A squirrel ran out into traffic then ran back.

I watched him immediately eat an acorn from his stash.

The existential question is “does anybody care?”

Are we a base valueless society, or are we simply sick?

I believe the little guy just doesn’t know any better.

Some believe mental illness is an illusion.

I believe it is a sickness.

But perhaps Friedrich Nietzsche,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche?wprov=sfti1

has more to teach us.

We need to face our mistakes.

“I don’t care”,may be a call for help, a form of Nihilism, an existential question?

What do you think?

Explaining the Classes of an ANSI Safety Vest

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— Read on www.safetygearonline.com/explaining-ansi-safety-vest-classes

A safety vest is tested to meet the needs of various jobs.

I used the classification to determine the level of protection I need walking to work in high volume traffic approaching speeds of 60 kilometres an hour. My job is located in an industrial area where many vehicles compete for space and time. Generally, it is a dense area that approaches the above speeds or lower but has many oversized vehicles with limited visibility. I go early between 5 and 6 in the morning when it is dark and many of the workers are arriving for work.

I picked the class 2, level two jack that has meeted my needs for the last few years.

Unfortunately, the reflection quality dims after 25 washes. I generally buy a new jacket for these reasons every three to five year.

At 60 dollars a pop, I would like a break, but I have yet to find an innovative way to recoup the expense.

To Practice Critical Thinking

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_method

‘Know thyself’ and help others do the same.

Using the Socratic Method May promote more than critical thinking.

Especially when practicing meditation and journaling together with study, research and critical thinking, reading and writing.

Why not be a lifelong learner?

Dialogue: Diogenes Vs. Alexander

In this dialogue, two outspoken men philosophy about life, death and agency.

Diogenes: cynical times, nothing is certain, living through vice and corruption.

Alexander: I’d like to meet this famous cynic.

D: I love sunning myself outside this local gymnasium.

A: I am Alexander the Great.

D: I am Diogenes the Cynic

A: Your wish is my command.

D: then, get out of my light.

A: If Freedom had smiled on me, I would endure your failure to be homeless.

D: no one chooses to be without.

A: You did.

D: Or so it seems. What comes from your great sucesss?

A: Very small failures. But we are both pretending to be more than meets the eye.

D: I mock the gods or agency that forced my hand.

A: Hmm, I will meet my death like a dream.

D: then we are both imposters.

A: so it seems.

Read

www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-there-is-a-reading-crisis-in-canada-the-pandemic-will-make-it-worse/

I was held back a year to overcome my learning disability.

It was called a hormone imbalance at the time or a growing problem that some kids face.

My reading class required me to learn by taking the phonics programme.

I also enrolled in a summer reading program.

As an adult I read more than most, but I tend to spend too much time on devices and with distractions like TV or other time wasters.

Please, read this article and support the effort to help kids learn to read.

I now realize the help and support I received was uncommon.

Let’s help every kid learn to read.

I❤️Vancouver Island

Perhaps, I am a little hesitant to recommend a place that is already popular and flies in the face of my self interest.

I went to Alberta for 25 years. It is worth the trip (that is another blog), but I planned my return to the island 25 years ago.

We had a struggle,50 some years ago, moving across this big beautiful country. I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

We stopped in Thompson Manitoba.

And there are no shortages of places to live on Vancouver Island. I have lived in Duncan and Qualicum to name a couple.

Recently I have been working in Langford.

Islands have a unique psychological aspect to them. On the one hand it is isolating but on the other it invites solitude.

I am not patriotic but I am influenced by my past experiences.

Just let me say, I consider the Island a well kept secret that some need to experience for themselves.

I am happy to be living on Vancouver Island and think those interested in having the experience better get at it.

Living, Dying and Consciousness

Do no harm, let go of the desire to communicate, teach, learn and share.

Why, perhaps more description will illustrate the point.

The Romans were considered great doers.

The stoic became the doer in terms of their philosophy.

This art was based on other philosophical ideas, such as ‘do unto others as you would have done unto you’.

Epictetus seemed to teach himself through a practice which he passed onto others orally and by examples practiced by himself and others.

Today we have schools that create environments for creative learning and teaching in much the same way.

Many good ways to live and die are expressed in books rather than word of mouth.

But who is willing to practice these ways to improve living, dying and consciousness?

Look at the great ideas found in philosophy, religion and older civilizations.

There are so many devices that distract people from learning good ways to be.

The message is clear to anyone willing to learn the idea.