Click here to view original web page at www.chicagotribune.com NASA engineer Dawn Schaible, left, works during the flight test of the Max Launch Abort System on July 8, 2009, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. (Dawn Schaible) Women’s History Month could conclude this week with its own bit of history, a moment a [...] … [Read more...] about The first all-female spacewalk is set for this week. A woman from Naperville helped create the station where it will happen.
I am eating breakfast at a Fairfield Inn in Tucumcari. And drinking coffee. Lots of coffee. I would like to make it home today. Sticking to the Interstate route, 40 to 25 to 10 adds an hour to the trip. So I'm getting on US 54 and heading SW cutting across New Mexico until I hit I10. We will see if I get tired and want to stop before Tucson. I'm getting an early start so … [Read more...] about Trinity, Mother Nature, and Two Weeks on the Road
I knew from the first thought of doing the challenge this year that I wanted to do the word vessel for the letter V. Women being thought of as vessels is a problematic, but common concept. I suspect it is one of the most harmful iconic visualizations of women in the world. I do not want to disparage any belief, if it is a loving belief or a fact-based belief. I will not … [Read more...] about Iconic V: Women Are Not Weaker Vessels
Women require information to govern in a democratic fashion just as do men. Understanding the evolution of a government, the systems from which it emerged, is essential to preservation, and betterment, of that government. Trajectories are real aspects of living systems and exert influence on contemporary processes. From 18th century France, there were three estates of … [Read more...] about Women, Information, and Estates of Governance
We dream for our babies, our children, nieces and nephews, those we teach, and those we heal. We women are used to things that do not make sense. I struggle with this myself. I know I spend much more time trying to unravel the knots in logic that are fed to me by various data-streams from the world at large into my little corner of the world than most women I know. Some say … [Read more...] about Same Old Dreams, Despair, and Determination