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Hello! In this first of two summer editions, I share with you my newfound appreciation for green, str
 

Unfragile Thyself

June 22 · Issue #27 · View online
Brief reflections on five experiences

Hello!
In this first of two summer editions, I share with you my newfound appreciation for green, struggles with photos, fear of synthetic biology, a summer read, and a 13,000-foot dive.
Hereโ€™s to paring down concerns and enjoying this summer!
~ Tod

Green ๐ŸŒฒ
Tatiana, Gabriel, and I walked the trails of Pattison State Park in Wisconsin on June 5. Now that we live in the subtropical desert climate of Kuwait, we appreciate lush green plants and fresh water like never before.
Big Manitou Falls (165 feet high) in Pattison State Park
Photos ๐ŸคŸ
I enjoy taking photos, especially those that show me what I did not see. But I find it difficult to be present in a moment and take photos, because doing one diminishes the experience of the other. So, the better the moment is the fewer the photos I take? Well, I am grateful for all the family and friends Iโ€™ve seen so far this summer. Here are a few photos of our great times together.
Synbio ๐Ÿงฌ
Iโ€™m watching this TED Talk to understand more about how to address the drawbacks of technology.
Rob Reid: How synthetic biology could wipe out humanity -- and how we can stop it Rob Reid: How synthetic biology could wipe out humanity -- and how we can stop it
Near-future ๐Ÿ“–
To complement that TED Talk, Iโ€™m very eager to read Stealing Worlds, by Karl Schroeder.
Stealing Worlds
Skydive ๐Ÿ‘
Hey, this was fun. And I stayed on the ground. Cris jumped out of a plane on his birthday!
Up in the clouds Cris enjoys the view of Baldwin, Wisconsin.
Way to go, Derb!! He wants to do it again but with others. Any takers? You can see his entire 13,000-foot dive here.

Thanks for reading! If you like this newsletter, feel free to share it. Just point people to todbaker.com.

Watch your bobber!
~ Tod

๐Ÿ›Ž๏ธ Next on Unfragile Thyself, more summer in the USA.
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