Some exciting breakthroughs at work leave less time for extracurriculars. Life is generally good.
Things I wrote this week
I finished writing some thoughts about The Lady Astronaut of Mars series by Mary Robinette Kowal.
Things to share this week
Twitter backlash can change a person’s life. In this 2015 New York Times Magazine article a person making jokes (in poor taste) to her 170 followers went viral and triggered an outpouring of public shaming. The internet makes the spread of information so fast and irreversible that I am fearful of making a mistake that lands me in infamy.
I learned about this glider that you can launch by running and I want one. (Video of it in action). Much of my excitement is driven by the possibilities of carbon neutral air travel. Related; this scientist has turned to tree planting to offset the emissions from his air travel.
Earth temporarily has two moons! (Technically a temporary satellite).
Bill Gates writes some sensible thoughts on COVID-19, he has been advocating better pandemic preparation for some time. I hope to write a longer piece on the virus soon.