Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Webmaster Michael Created Another Blog!

Yes I did! I'm keeping THIS blog dedicated to Troupers and fellow-travelers.

I'm calling the other one Michael's Blog: To Beat The Devil -- Personal Musings & Items of Interest, but there's some images from the Mime Troupe Saga there, and totally-unrelated stuff as well!

At the moment, it is dedicated to Ada Lovelace Day 2010, with an essay entitled Radioactive Women and Lise Meitner, and you're all welcome to check it out by clicking on the link above.
(The blog for worldwide Ada Lovelace Day is HERE)

I wrote another essay about Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, for this occasion last year called Unnatural Cousins. It's on my "old blog" HERE

Lise Meitner, born in Austria, is the subject of this year's essay. She co-discovered nuclear fission along with her nephew Otto Frisch, and German scientist Otto Hahn in 1938. Being of Jewish lineage, Frisch and Meitner fled to neutral Sweden before WWII began. They received NO credit in the paper which secured Hahn the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1944.

Lightening Up:

George Clinton famously said: Mankind is nuclear fishin’ — And the fish on his line is bigger in his mind than the reality of the reel he has to reel it in. You Shouldn’t Nuff Bit Fish!