Katherine G. Johnson, a physicist, a mathematician who started high school when she was 10 years old, college when she was 15, she is alive and well at 100 now. She currently lives in Hampton, Virginia.
I want to honor this human computer genius because of what she represents to me: intelligence, character, courage, strength, love for science, for 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 “colored computer” when she worked for the 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 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 to me to walk this earth Mrs. Katherine Johnson walks. It is a privilege to me to live in 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 to science and exemplary life as a human being.
Dr. Martha A. Castro Noriega, MD ©
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All these years watching several TV cop shows, like, NYPD Blue and Law and Order, seeing them grab this fluorescent blue light lamp on a crime scene to show blood stains, well, I just found out this is not true nor accurate in real life crime investigations. It was invented for our amusement only!
It is interesting to learn this fact from a reliable source, a Criminal Justice Forensic agent retired now: Don Penven
If you watch many of the TV “Cop” shows, you will see at some point those working a crime scene using a blue light in search of invisible blood (blood stains that were cleaned up). Shazam! Blue-white stains appear all over the floors, walls and objects sitting around the crime scene! But in reality—this cannot happen. You see, blood does not fluoresce by applying UV or visible blue light.
Blood, even minute quantities that remain after clean-up, can be made to “luminesce;” that is, by spraying certain chemicals such as Luminol, BlueStar or Fluorescene on the various surfaces, blood will luminesce, or simply “glow in the dark”—and adding blue light is not necessary. So what can alternate light sources reveal? Although blood does not fluoresce, certain other physiological fluids will. UV alternate light sources can reveal the following: seminal fluid, saliva and urine stains. Also, certain narcotics will fluoresce as will bone and teeth fragments.
Jennifer Lawrence famous movie career practically started in 2010, but it´s not until 2016 when I noticed her with the movie Passengers. A science fiction flick that I find fascinating: the acting and the plot. I would love to be in that vessel to travel to another planet and reach my destination, thank you very much, not to be awaken from hibernation by a selfish passenger just for company!
Anyways, the movie is very good, so I think. I like the way the writers ended it, it gives hope to souls who, like me, wish to evolve and live in another planet to start fresh, another world somewhere far from earth.
I give this movie 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, and you?
However, this guy completely disagrees with me. I find his review of this movie boring, vulgar and distorted.
Dads don’t need much. Just a little gift to know that their work is appreciated. BUT if you really wanted to, he probably wouldn’t mind if you took the time to look around to get him something more suitable to his likings:
- Is he a geeky dad?
- Is he the executive type?
- Does he love sports, and what kind?
- Is he metro-sexual and super-neat?
- Does he like traveling?
- Does he like music, plays a certain musical instrument?
- Maybe your dad is the scientific one?
ALL IN ONE CHARGING STATION
Think of all the things Dad did for you: Life lessons, guidance, and unconditional love. Maybe your dad would love an expensive drone that will show up all the other dads at the park. Or a super-slick TV that doesn’t look like all the others.
A great idea would be to give him a gift card for him to spend in a relaxing environment like a spa, so he can get a massage with herbs and lotions, facial masks, a haircut, sauna, and then go with him and the whole family to a fancy restaurant for dinner.
Send your dad to the country or place he has always dreamed of visiting and he has never been able to go for one reason or another. You can find out when he has time off and which are his plans. I assure you, he will be very happy.
REVOLIGHTS FOR HIS BICYCLE