From July 12-15th, 1976 the Democrats held their quadrennial convention to nominate their candidate for President of the United States in Madison Square Garden in New York City. We all know that they nominated Jimmy Carter during that convention, but lesser-known is the person who came in 5th place out … Continue reading
I have this long list of subjects I wanted to tackle in the new year, with all kinds of references and notes. However, 2015 is already pretty much dominated by a single subject – a broken leg.
It happened while figure skating with my friend and his 3.5 year old … Continue reading
This headline was said (not as a question) through a bullhorn at a protest yesterday in Washington D.C. where 40 people staged a “die-in” by lying on the ground in the fetal position while a red cloth was draped over them.
The past week or so has been completely non-stop for me, buried under a mountain of grading, applications to doctoral programs, and my own final papers, but before the academic avalanche closed in, I was at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida to cover the Exploration Flight … Continue reading
Russia has had a funny history with female cosmonauts. While NASA had been tinkering with the idea of female astronauts, testing 25 extremely qualified women before choosing the Mercury 13, who passed all of the same tests as the Mercury 7 men with flying colors, they decided to “go another … Continue reading
As I write this, I’m basically in the process of turning 38. As no one I know has a clue as to what time I was born, I just have to go with the turn of the date to the 29th day of the seventh month of the year.
I … Continue reading
“You’re scary smart.”
A male friend of mine said that to me a few years ago, he meant it as a compliment, but it’s stuck with me because of all it implies. How often are men criticized for being intelligent? I can’t tell you how many times, as a … Continue reading