Travel by Starlight

My life path has not been straight or circumscribed; often I traverse my path by starlight.

Would I have met all the interesting and wonderful people that I have, were my path an easier, straighter, more affluent one?  I think not.

This winding path I follow, the starlight that illuminates it, offers sights and sounds and insights that fade in the big brotherish glare of our cultural sunshine.

Nurses Who Led The Way

Nurses Who Led The Way

One of my female relatives gave the gift of a book that influenced my way of looking at life, it was called Nurses Who Led The Way.
Source Image: http://www.amazon.com/Nurses-Stories-courageous-exciting-profession/dp/B0007EH5C0

Here is a woman I’d never heard of, and wish I had, particularly when I was young and needed diverse role models.

Stephanie Louise Kwolek

Stephanie Louise Kwolek

Stephanie Kwolek’s research with high performance chemical compounds for the DuPont Company led to the development of a synthetic material called Kevlar which is five times stronger than the same weight of steel. Kevlar, patented by Kwolek in 1966, does not rust nor corrode and is extremely lightweight. Many police officers owe their lives to Stephanie Kwolek, for Kevlar is the material used in bullet proof vests. Other applications of the compound include underwater cables, brake linings, space vehicles, boats, parachutes, skis, and building materials.

Source: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blkevlar.htm

Source Image: http://chem.chem.rochester.edu/~chem421/famous.htm

Worldly Distractions

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Quote

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
Henry Miller
1891-1980

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