Pythagoras the philosopher, and feminist

Most men and women, by birth or nature, lack of the means to advance in wealth and power, but all have the ability to advance in knowledge. Pythagoras is inextricably linked to right angled triangles in my mind. However, he was also a philosopher who founded a school where woman enjoyed the same rights as…

It started out in innocence

It started out in innocence, the way that most things do
a thousand people crammed in one place, but the only face was you.

Start and Finish

Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did. — Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman (1969)

Space Shuttle Challenger

Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation. — John Young, after being asked if he was nervous about making the first Space Shuttle flight in 1981. Sadly prophetic. The image…