๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Thought of the day: when people put responsibility for solving the climate crisis and the like on the governments and big companies, it’s a clever (or not so clever way) to NOT take responsibility as an individual. It’s too easy.

    Governments & companies are made of and operated by people, for god sake! No willingness by the people, individually or in a government, produces the exact same result: no action. But what action can we take as an individual, you might ask? Revisit your consumption habits might eventually help. Less consumption = less need for recycling. Simple.

    Meanwhile: the planet IS burning.

    Mentally, my creative hobbies take as much energy as my daytime work. I find it surprising how easily I can go from one world to another and back so easily.

    Where Iโ€™ve Been

    To follow the trend started with Manton from Micro.blog, hereโ€™s my list of countries I visited.

    • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico
    • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Republic Dominica
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina
    • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil
    • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Uruguay
    • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
    • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
    • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
    • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia
    • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherland
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง England
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช UAE
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
    • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
    • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany
    • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
    • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece
    • soon ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco

    I visited my university yesterday, where I studied computer science from 1987 to 1993 (B. Sc, M. Sc.). So it’s been 30 years since my last visit there. What a strange feeling to be there after all those years. Lots of vivid memories popped up just by being there! I wish I could go back in time.

    I had such a busy creative weekend, to the point where I wonder if I did too much. I mean, I didnโ€™t see most of the weekend. It was raining most of the time, and I had those videos and articles that I wanted to move forward. On the positive side, I feel that my ideas backlog is more than ever in control.

    I started writing my 2023 year summary, and I must candidly admit that I’m proud of my digital accomplishment so far. ๐Ÿ˜Š You won’t notice, but a lot is going on… you know, this iceberg ๐ŸงŠ image where most of it is underwater, only to see a small portion on the surface?

    Coming back from vacations. ๐Ÿ›ฌ Returning to normal programming this week. Vacations are always a great opportunity to disconnect and let new ideas pop up.

    Still alive. Only on vacation. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    A special message to all the people who expressed their support for the loss of my mother. It really means a lot, even though I don’t know you personally. Thanks.

    Iโ€™m back. Mostly. It was an enduring experience to see my mom go as she did. It was an unintentional instructional experience too. Life has many lessons in store for us. We just have to open our minds and our heart. Easier said than done.

    Writing is part of the healing process, I guess.

    Well, expect a change of mood for the next couple of days. Itโ€™s seems that my mother, 89, is at the very end of her road. Not only that was expected but also Iโ€™m relieved somehow. ๐Ÿ˜”

    Getting Ready for the Holidays and my Next Trip

    Closing out my working session with my office for the holidays. What a year it was. Now is the time to finally get ready for Christmas and everything that comes with it. Next, on December 26th, we’re leaving Canada for Brasil and our first cruise trip in five years! ๐Ÿ˜…