Changing the Face of Dying was born of ten amazing years working in hospitals and emergency rooms across the country. In that time, a vision formed of changing our societal views on death as a taboo subject; starting and perpetuating conversations about end-of-life; education to change the way we perceive death and plan for it; retaining control of our lives to the very last breath. We work with individuals, organizations and families in a multifaceted approach to define quality of life and plan for how to maintain that quality through to the last breath.
Unfortunately, the strength in the talent pipeline that we see in female soccer today is not the reality for technology. The . is facing a shortage of Computer Science (CS) graduates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, every year there are close to 140,000 jobs requiring a CS degree, but only 40,000 . college graduates major in CS, which means that 100,000 positions go unfilled by domestic talent. Even more dramatic is that women in . colleges and universities earn only 18 percent of CS degrees. In middle school, 74 percent of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), but when choosing a college major, only percent of high school girls select computer science.
On August 23, I saw about 25 Barn Swallows on hydro wires on the 4th Line of Douro-Dummer near Cottesloe. So few these days. On August 25, I was riding my bike in the same location and saw 5 or so Barn Swallows in the same location. As I rode further and turned on County Road 38 to Warsaw, I saw a further flock of about 20 to 25 birds. Great to see them on the hydro lines eating bugs. As my cycling progressed towards Warsaw, I was coming down the hill and saw a further grouping of about 10 swallows swooping beside me and in front of me on the bike. This was totally amazing and the first real contact I have had with Barn Swallows for a while. A real treat to see. Great to see they still exist!