kinders get ready to enter a ‘new/old world.’
“so many worlds,
so much to do,
so little done,
such things to be.”
-alfred lord tennyson
On an eight-day flight aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992, AAAS member Mae Carol Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Mae C. Jemison, born on this day in 1956, has a few firsts to her name: She was the first woman of color in space, as well as the only real astronaut to have served on the U.S.S. Enterprise, where she portrayed a lieutenant on an episode of Star Trek: TNG.
“we inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.”
imagine my surprise
just before undergoing
an out-patient medical test
listening to the waiver
read aloud to me
most of it
consisting of the usual
risks, percentages, side effects
somewhere in the middle
“medicine is not an exact science.”
best liability statement i have ever heard.
“i am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.”
-alexander the great
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