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Behind the Doodle: Sally Ride - Happy Birthday, Sally!

Celebrate the life of Sally Ride, who became the first American woman to travel into space on June 18th, 1983. As the video above from the Doodle's animator Olivia Huynh explains, Ride was breaking barriers her whole life: working at NASA as a physicist and later becoming an educator, reaching millions of children — especially girls and minority students — to give them the message that they too could have a career in science. Ride died on July 23rd, 2012 from pancreatic cancer, with today's Doodle marking what would have been her 64th birthday.


Money is not Free Speech; It is the Opposite of Free Speech. It is Bought Speech. nt

A long time ago, in a place far, far away, called Houston

When I was younger, several lifetimes ago, I found myself in a strip club...

Where I locked eyes with a beautiful stripper... Naked as the day she was born...

We locked eyes throughout her entire performance...

Why? Because her face, and her eyes especially, were the most stunning feature of that gift to humanity.

Her body was beautiful, but no more beautiful, or special than so many bodies I have seen before... Thousands of bodies...

But that face... and those eyes...

I was enchanted.

And I saw that she was too; engaged in that connection.

After her performance, she came by, to my place at the bar.

We had a long conversation.

She told me of her dreams and aspirations. Of her struggle to stay in college. Of her desire to continue and get a degree....

I learned that stripping was her way to get the money she needed to continue her college education.

We talked for a long time. About life, about ironies, about the sacrifices and compromises we need to make to survive....

She was at that moment in my life, one of the most coherent human being that had ever had a conversation with me.

We parted company, I left a hefty tip, and I NEVER SAW HER AGAIN. That was over forty years ago.

I've always wondered about her; how she did, whether she reached her goals...

But one thing that was clear to me from that point forward, and for the rest of my life, is that the most beautiful human feature is the face, and especially the eyes... Those parts of the body that are open and exposed to all other human beings around, exposed at least in Western culture, are the sexiest, most attractive, most enticing, most intriguing parts of our bodies...

Our faces, and our eyes...




Con la cara que hiciste, ya me dijiste

With the face you made, there's no more to be said.

Spanish proverb.

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