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I want others to know I'm fully vaccinated so they can feel safer when I'm present

18 June

David C. Ellsworth got his second injection of the Pfizer vaccine.

19 June

Lindea Parnell got her second injection of the Pfizer vaccine.

Both will be considered fully vaccinated about 3 July.


"Resort ye, in times of sickness, to competent physicians; We have not set aside the use of material means, rather have We confirmed it through this Pen, which God hath made to be the Dawning-place of His shining and glorious Cause.~Bahá'u'lláh


21 July

My website development progresses with such diversity that I have difficulty keeping these pages functional.

I am now working with pages for past years and have developed new ideas for 2015 & 2016. It challenges the design process for this page.


9 July


Pandemic now increasing in July

Many places are 'opening up' and causing the pandemic to grow.


July

My latest web development is for the 1120 Rock Club in Kelowna which continues and uses some of my newest development ideas

The development for the club has resumed as the COVID-19 regulations are easing


30 June — 5pm 45°C (113°F)

The hottest temperature I've ever seen at our home in Kelowna.


29 June — 5pm 44°C (111°F)

Almost he hottest temperature I've ever seen at our home in Kelowna.



Pandemic still raging around the world in June

10 May

I was hoping to see the light of opportunity to travel to Asia by now, but see that the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging in a few considerable places around the world.

I look at the whole world to get a proper perspective for my life, but do see the situation in individual places.

I can't yet see any possible date to resume my travels. I guess a little more patience is necessary!


My first rainbow of 2021

8 May — Rainbow over Dilworth Mountain

This is the first rainbow pictures I have taken this year.


Moonrise over Black Mountain

26 April — Super moon appears over valley

This is the first full moon pictures I have taken this year.

They were taken in a hurry so they are under exposed.


22 April

It is deeply disappointing to see the increasing claims to commit to climate change almost completely void of commitment to working to make it better by improving the environment. It is now mostly about cutting emissions and conversion to sustainable energy. It reminds me of about 50 years ago when I arrive in the Okanagan Valley and shared the idea that the valley should have a freeway to allow traffic to pass by without going along roads with stoplights at almost every intersection. It is now 50 years of one major highway through every community with uncountable lights and still no leadership to implement a freeway. 50 years of all transports, trucks and cars continually burning gas under the official concept of "traffic calming". 50 years of burning unnecessary fossil fuels while the mass of people who live here think that making traffic flow difficult will keep growth restricted and prevent population growth.

I would like to see development provide for better life for the world rather than hiding the problem behind self-interest arguments and failing to make better environmental behaviour. Increase the beauty and sustainability of the earth by turning the deserts into gardens rather than fighting the illusions promoted by the protesters for prevention. Do the right thing as a world unit rather than warring with the devil. It will be difficult to study the needs and establish the means but is there an alternative for the well being of making this planet the home it was intended to be for all humanity?


9 April — Got my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Got the Pfizer vaccine. No problems after first couple of days
Expect the second shot in about 16 weeks


Townhouse fire

6 April — Massive Fire in North Glenmore

We were awoken just before 6am with clamorous sirens. When Lindea looked out the front window she saw this massive fire less than 800m from our home and insisted I get up and look.

These pictures were taken from home when the fire was diminishing in size.


The new 2020 edition is now on sale from one of the authors on the site we have developed.

It is a very good book also for beginner adults.


I'm expecting 2021 to be the year of the most severe impact and social recognition of the COVID-19 pandemic


A lot of coding innovation for my webmaster work continuing into 2021
Many new things are being tried on A First Book of Knitting for Children while creating the site.


Market graphs

3 March

I see the price of stocks on the markets and wonder how it can be possible during such a pandemic in the world.

However, I do also see the daily movement of the markets, the assurance mainly of the Fed support (and other governments around the world) and the occasional comment of the billions of $ per day poured into the buying of securities.

I think of it as communistic capitalism.

Though appalled, I don't wonder at the extreme wealth divergence from fair economics.

I expect this diversion from real values to last about a year—perhaps quite a bit longer; but eventually the illusion that economics can be completely dictated by partisan interests will fail. The consequences will be traumatic.


First day of 2021

2021 New Year's Day



World COVID-19 daily graphs

Image slide test


I have begun the page for 2021 in the late summer of 2020.

The pandemic conditions are making my life more focused on possibilities of the mind rather than the material world.

This page has been started with a blue theme in respect for the blue feelings engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though it is blue I'll strive to provide a reflection of pure light.

I am using this page also to develop new code and functions.