Billy Collins goes up to the counter and orders a coffee, black, with cream.It is warm, like childhood, like love, like losing yourself in your art.He holds the cup in his hands and stares across the room.There is a light on in the corner -Underneath it is a woman, reading a book.It is poetry. She is beautiful.Why do we write? Because we want to get back to that Starbucks,In that corner, with that cup of coffee.We want to be young again, and drinking coffee."Drink coffee with me," and she does.She is beautiful. It is poetry.
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
also we’re dividing up the introduction to timon of athens into sections so that we can all take one and talk about it next week, and i saw that i got the one called “sex, nature, and disease” and was like “YEAH SCORE.”
and then the prof when he came around to me was like “meagan, i thought this might be a topic you’d like” IM GLAD. r glad he saw “sex, nature, and disease” and went “meagan surname is the person who will want to talk about this.”
bc. he is correct.
the phd student in my class after class was like “so whats your deal? whats your plan?” (meaning career academics wise) and i was like “oh im a super senior, i have a really spotty gpa but i want to get into grad school” and shes like “yeahhhh that definitely needs to be your plan. your essays could definitely get you in, just take the gre and do good on the verbal. you’re gonna kill the essay section, you’ll be good” and i was just like “WELL IM GLAD…. someone else thinks i could do it….” and she said “tbh you do argumentation & discussion better than some ppl in my phd program. your plan really needs to be to go to grad school. i don’t think you’re gonna be able to engage in this level of discourse anywhere else. you could do it, but you’re kind of bred for the academy…”
this is a really self serving post, but i wanted to. record that conversation because dang someone else who has no personal stake in me (i e is not a family member or close friend who might be Obligated to be Encouraging ) thinks i could nail it, thinks i am nailing it. that made me. feel really great. she offered to give me the email address of a friend whos studying reformation lit in texas if i wanted to talk to someone in my own field about masters/phd programs (shes social sciences). . sorry for the. complementary nature of this post. but i have/have had people telling me i was not smart enough or good enough to do things for a long time and i just. really needed an objective recommendation to do the thing i want to do.
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a lot of them, actually! i think someone counted them up and it was like half the roster. it’s been a looooong time.
: ’ ) good job sportsmen. i kno they’re playing tonight too…. do they have to Win This Thing to get into the real deal post season stuff???
i never know quite how to express this, but worrying about someone — or invoking worry ,or fear, or sometimes anger etc in another person — is part of being in a relationship (and i mean friendship by that, tho the same is true for romantic or family relationships). you’re not always going to cause the ppl you love to have great feelings, but that is part of the relationship, that is an intrinsic part of how relationships work, you can’t only have relationships where no one worries or no one has any sort of negativity ever.
my parents worry about me because they love me. and i’ll apologize, cause i don’t wanna be a burden or make they’re life worse, and they’re like, meagan, you’re not a burden, you’re our daughter. i worry about my friends a lot — but that’s not on my friends, it’s not their responsibility to make sure that all relationships they engage w/ are stress free. they don’t control my emotions. there are definitely friendships (and other ‘ships) that can be emotionally abusive and emotionally unhealthy — but having concern for other people in that relationship, or being sad for them, grieving with them, experiencing anger and fear and resentment with them or anything like that, that’s not necessarily part of that at all.
i hate the idea that relationships that involve a lot of emotional energy are bad or incorrect in some way. they can be, but like, i am choosing who to invest my energy into, who to invest my care into, because i love them and i want them to succeed and i want to be there for them. and being there for someone involves worrying about them and with them, involves being sad and angry sometimes. that’s okay. that can be a good thing —- sometimes you need someone to worry about you, or be scared or sad with you. people need emotional support, and taking that support when it is freely and openly given is not a bad thing.
i hope that this post. makes. any sort of sense. i just get frustrated sometimes w/ how ppl delineate like, throws hands in air. anything. relationships. what’s healthy and what’s not. and how what’s not healthy for one person is not always not healthy for everyone .
they made the baseball man playoffs!!!!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LIKE 30 YEARS it’s so great. good royals.
!!!!! good job baseball men!!!!!
my dad said yesterday that he was p sure there were guys on the team who weren’t born yet the last time they made the playoffs. good job baseball men…….