nwkarchivist:  30 Years Ago Sally Ride Blasts Into Space  History  From a systems-engineering standpoint, it is easy to identify the point where Sally K. Ride began to leave the rest of the world behind. A flow chart of her life would show the crucial decision coming one day in 1977, when — as a 25-year-old astrophysicist winding up her doctoral work at Stanford University — she spotted an announcement in the campus newspaper about openings in the astronaut program, a career she had never…

nwkarchivist: 30 Years Ago Sally Ride Blasts Into Space History From a systems-engineering standpoint, it is easy to identify the point where Sally K. Ride began to leave the rest of the world behind. A flow chart of her life would show the crucial decision coming one day in 1977, when — as a 25-year-old astrophysicist winding up her doctoral work at Stanford University — she spotted an announcement in the campus newspaper about openings in the astronaut program, a career she had never…

Dr. Leila Denmark, the world's oldest practicing physician when she retired at age 103. She spent her 70-year medical career helping children.

Dr. Leila Denmark, the world's oldest practicing physician when she retired at age 103. She spent her 70-year medical career helping children.

Secret of a long career... LOVE what you do! Pediatrician Practiced Until She Was 103, Dies At Age 114

Secret of a long career... LOVE what you do! Pediatrician Practiced Until She Was 103, Dies At Age 114

"Jon Stewart has been quietly running a training program to place veterans in television/movie jobs." via Daily Kos. (Click through to read more)

"Jon Stewart has been quietly running a training program to place veterans in television/movie jobs." via Daily Kos. (Click through to read more)

Nasa photo dated June 1983 shows Sally Ride on the Challenger. First U.S. woman in space dies at 61 of pancreatic cancer.  7/23/12

Sally Ride, the first US woman in space, dies aged 61

Nasa photo dated June 1983 shows Sally Ride on the Challenger. First U.S. woman in space dies at 61 of pancreatic cancer. 7/23/12

Every time I revisit the story about Ruby Bridges it reminds me of all the children who suffered, like myself as well, so much prejudice and discrimination and bias from those whose duty it was to nurture and protect.

Every time I revisit the story about Ruby Bridges it reminds me of all the children who suffered, like myself as well, so much prejudice and discrimination and bias from those whose duty it was to nurture and protect.

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