String Theory

String Theory described by Carla FranklinI’m a science-buff at heart.  In college, I took 2 semesters of calculus, physics, and organic chemistry each.  Admittedly, I skipped out on P-Chem (Physical Chemistry) after starting down the computer science path (and eventually becoming a Java programmer for IBM), but I still love and miss studying natural science.  I find myself most fascinated by String Theory…and in particular “M-Theory”.  It attempts to explain the essence of all time and matter, and defines our existence over 11 dimensions.

String theory is a developing theory in particle physics that attempts to concile quantum mechanics and general relativity. It is a contender for the theory of everything (TOE), a manner of describing the known fundamental forces and matter in a mathematically complete system. The theory has yet to make testable experimental predictions, which a theory must do in order to be considered a part of science.

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Back to living…

Lonely Tree Harbour Island Bahamas; Carla Franklin“There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, (you never know when they’ll be gone). Forget about the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy… Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living….”

 

Photo by Glyn John Willett

Its Groundhog Day!!!!

Today we celebrate Groundhog Day….a special holiday of Pagan origins wherein a large, rotund rodent, native to the U.S. mid-Atlantic and mid-West regions, provides Americans with a mystical divination regarding the oncoming Spring Season.  The prophecy holds that a Groundhog who sees his shadow, will run back to his burrow, alluding to six more weeks of winter.  Otherwise, we in for an early spring.   I just heard that the most famous (and supposedly most accurate) Groundhog of them all didn’t see his shadow, so perhaps we are in for an early Spring?  One can only hope 🙂

Happy Groundhog Day everyone.

Lessons learned from the 1960 Woolworth’s Sit-In

Woolworths Counter sit-in; Carla Franklin

Woolworths Counter sit-in; February 1, 1960

Today marks not only the beginning of Black History Month, but also the anniversary of the historic Woolworth’s Sit-In, which took place on February 1, 1960 in Greensboro, NC.  Four amazing young college students did the unthinkable…they sat at a “Whites-Only” lunch counter, in the segregated south.  This act of bravery helped spark the civil rights movement.  They are (and always have been) examples to me of steadfastness and standing by one’s principles…even when those principles aren’t popular.

There are many lessons to learned from this act that took place 51-years-ago today.