Beauty, Success, technology

Honoring Katherine G Johnson NASA Physicist Mathematician

Katherine G. Johnson, a physicist, and a mathematician who started high school when she was 10 years old, and college when she was 15, she died in 2020 at the age of 102.

I want to honor this human-computer genius because of what she represents to me: intelligence, character, courage, strength, love for science, life, for freedom. I just love one of her quotes: “I didn’t feel any segregation. I knew it was there, but I didn’t feel it.” Oh, I forgot to tell you: she is an American woman who was considered a “colored computer” when she worked for NASA back in the fifties (color, gender, race, country patriotism are not that important to me. Intelligence is)

I mention one of her many quotes because that happens to me all the time. While people talk about being discriminated against because they are short, fat, thin, black, brown, white, yellow, tall, thin, whatever ( I am sure I fit in many of these “colorful” name-callings), I just care about going on, about to continue with my interests in life: I am focussed. And that is what she was: a focussed-stubborn very smart woman who didn’t waste her time on menial things. She dedicated her mind to science. Political and social hate was put to the side, off the path she walked.

It is an honor for me to walk this earth Mrs. Katherine Johnson walks. It is a privilege for me to live on this earth at the same time Mrs. Johnson lives. 100 years old and she breathes the same air I do. How lucky I am! I send her my most utter respect and admiration for her work in science and exemplary life as a human being.

Dr. Martha A. Castro Noriega, MD ©

Beauty, Cycling

Beauty in Bicycles

Bicycles can be a lot of things to a lot of people. A mode of transportation, a way to build community, a way to keep in shape, a sport, or an extension of their personal style. But if your bike is an extension of your personal style and your style tends towards the more glamorous side of the closet, not just any old city bike will do.

Beauty comes in many forms. Engineering and craftsmanship can be beautiful. So can user-friendliness, performance, and even social significance — and, of course, forms and colors can be beautiful too.

Beauty, Cooking, Cycling, Food

What The Tour De France Cyclists Eat

The 104th edition of this Grand Tour de France started on July 1 and will continue until July 23. Each cyclist burns between 5000-7000 calories per day/per stage, due to the tremendous physical effort and output, sprinting, climbing mountains, all that combined makes them burn thousands of calories which they need to replenish with food like this, every day.

Creamy Spaghetti with lots of meat, cheese, and chunky veggies.

So, if you want to eat like this every day, grab your bike and climb the mountains at top speed!

Animals, Beauty, Nature

Beauty in Nature Morning Walk In Australia

“Nothing is quite beautiful alone: nothing but is beautiful in the whole. A single object is only so far beautiful as it suggests this universal grace.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Beauty, Education, medicine

Friday Science: Dominant or Recessive Body Traits

Do you have a dominant eye color or is your eye color recessive?  All of the traits that you have are either dominant or they are recessive. Dominant means that the trait will always show up no matter what.  Recessive genes cannot show with a dominant gene present.

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Recessive means that the trait will only show if there is no dominant gene there. If your hair is blonde then your trait for hair is recessive. You would have no genes for dark hair. Since you have two genes for every trait you have, one from your father and one from your mother, you would have gotten two genes for light hair if you were a blonde. You could not have been blonde if you had one gene for dark hair and one for light hair. This is because dark is dominant.


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Daily Prompt: Dominant

Beauty, Birds, Nature

Because I Love Nature: Birds That Love Cavity Nesting

Some birds love to nest in decaying trees, stumps, logs, poles or large cacti, and this way of nesting protect them and their babies from predators.


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