This weekend, I am going to stay home and curl up in bed and do work that way alone. East Coast friends who are reading this, would be advised to do the same, the National Guard has declared this storm to be comparable to Hurricane Katrina, and I know from experience having to evacuate cities of people, can bring about a certain amount of chaos, but the difference here is that with snow, there won't be anywhere to run to for evacuation but the good news is most people up north have been prepared for it. Thursday night we had the Luminary Awards, & I will be writing more about that later on. It is going to take the airline industry a few days to get people back in the air after bans are lifted, and where they need to go might change based on the damages from the storms. I am getting back into a routine after the tornadoes, & really worried about how 20% of our states are in a state of emergency due to inclement and monsterous storm blizzard weather. On a positive note, some of the students I have been working with finally got chapter approval from a dean to form an AIAA chapter where I am serving as an educator, so I helped them organize somewhat, after having already been a student myself, and being able to shape the aviation and aeronautics industry, which you wouldn't have planes fly in a blizzard, but the closer you get to advancing the engineering and technology factors of the aircraft or spacecraft, the safer you get, the more often people can fly, and the further travel goes, as well as, being able to handle difficult situations of weather, and easily pass through the obstacles we face today.
The Deadliest U.S. Storm of 2015....&......Happy New Year
I had my neurophysiology shirt on, and I walked around SMU noticing the flag pole was leaning, the winds were picking up, the sky was darkening, and I had been arguing with my instructors who told me to take medical leave, which is difficult for us in the medical field to admit when we are sick, if we miss deadlines, and do everything they ask, and it puts us behind. My email from one of the department heads said that he was not being fair to me to make up all the work, another told me that since I was physically attacked, I could not just pretend it didn't happen, to me it was UTD telling me that they took my money for the past year, and they would like to keep it, and ask me to pay again & give me the runaround. One of the deans had been pissed off at me for months for taking an extra credit class that she did not approve of, so it was unclear if it was bureaucracy or the chattering of former alumni upset at it's history, asking me to leave constantly, or if the associate dean's daughter who has multiple personality disorder, had taken a toll on influencing her mothers decision, either way, I have been the one being attacked for the most part on the internet, & on one site in particular, the slander included our now deceased Dean Bertland Moore, making claims that I "go" to UTDallas. I put things up in my locker in the activity center and asked them how long my lease was for, and had walked through the graduation ceremony, partially upset that most of the attacks during this past year, were over inviting survivors of human trafficking, that were at Taft High School, that I had spoken to members of congress about, I had wanted them to come see me at graduation and think about going back to school. Everyone had for the most part vacated campus, so I went to reminisce on being locked in the basement with others at SMU where they told me they knew I wanted to see the storm and I needed to stay with them inside after I had already made rounds through 6 or 7 buildings years ago to ask if everyone was alright, it was also during a tornado/storm/threat time.
My first thoughts were, on December 26th at 2:46PM, well I missed being here when the bank was open to make a deposit, and now I actually have nothing to do, except wait for my son's flight to come in at 7:40PM. It was very calm walking around SMU, I went down the entire walkway from the flag poles to the middle of campus where the entrance is, and I thought, everything is shut down, it is a holiday, I have been told to take time off and enjoy the holiday, with the exception that some higher-ups like chancellors or whatever they were, were thanking us for being in the health care field, because they knew we really did not take breaks. What am I going to do for the next 3 or 4 hours? I had no clue, it was a disaster within itself, I felt like a complete failure, having already fallen asleep in my bathtub after the attacks on Paris, friends were checking on me from other universities, some at Harvard, asking where I was, I counted up the hours I had spent towards this entire year, planning for my chess class, updating my life goals, It was 5:35PM and I was driving on Lemmon because I could not see the entrance very well to DFW, had to turn around, and I got an emergency update, this time it said take shelter tornadoes. It is in moments like these were our true tests really come from. At first I ran through the 3rd floor with the moving walkways, and thought I really don't want a tornado hitting all of this glass while I am trying to take shelter. When I get there, everything is shut down, and part of me is still asking, but what about my son's flight? I told a group of people who didn't know where to go, and none of us where suppose to be leaving the building to take cover, stay away from glass, there is a tornado a few miles from here that has touched down. I chatted up a pilot Michael Weisser, and told him he should go back to school and apply for the astronaut program. The San Antonio International Airport told me that they could wait until 11PM for the storm to clear, but that 5 different planes had already been diverted and nothing was allowed to fly into Dallas. So we rescheduled his flight until the next day, and I waited until we were free to go.
11 tornadoes had touched down, and at first the news report said that it was coming in from Italy, Texas, so I called and left a message, because I did not know if the town had been wiped away and I needed to pay a traffic ticket, and so I left a message that I hoped everyone was ok with my number, but never got a phone call back. My red cross items from the last EF5 tornado cleanup in Oklahoma, were already in my safety deposit box. I tried signing up with the Red Cross through Facebook, & someone told me from the Red Cross that 15,000 people signed up, so there was plenty of volunteers, I went to recovery.rowlett.org for donating clothes, and took a pile of about 5 trash bags full of donation clothing to the Salvation Army, as the instructions from the Red Cross people. We went into Rowlett to do disaster clean up and I acted as a team leader. I asked the Medical Reserve Corps if they needed me to bring my medical supplies anywhere where I had training in Collin County for natural disasters.
I have met Alveda King and listened to her story about her uncle. I might need to disclose that I am a pro-life/pro-choice breed, meaning that I weight heavily with women having rights to pro-life, and I think that anyone who is pro-choice, or when you become a parent and have already given life, it is your choice how to carry that out on your own terms as an individual and I do not place absolutes on family structures to where we need to relive WWII to understand it, and as far as the institute for marriage, I am not completely opposed, but I am against slavery in all it's forms in the household, which in the Hippocratic oath from my grandfather, there was a component contained about how to treat slaves. I basically do not think that humans are property. I think humans have the right to have property of their own body, minds, and that is why I am not going to judge or force my belief structure on anyone who has a hard driven contract of ownership invested in their family dynamics profiting from ownership of individuals.
I do not think that women are made to be baby making machines alone and that their duties is strictly to stay at home and rely on their husband to be in complete control of everything else. Making a choice in giving life, is not a choice that ends after pregnancy, you are responsible for your portion of the responsibilities of a human being for the rest of their life, whether you are physically present or not, in my opinion, and circumstances with families who serve, or who experience deaths and hardships that change those dynamics, can leave the choice you created without a choice if you are not prepared to make decisions regarding your responsibilities after death as well.
I have a life plan, so I have stipulations for how my life will be lived here on earth and off of the earth, and when I am considered dead. Martin Luther King, from what his niece tells us, did not want her mother to have an abortion. I have had an abortion and I have given life, so I call that being even at the moment where I do not need to justify anything to anyone. Her story about her uncle proclaiming that he was going to have a red-headed niece, and begging for her life, before she was born, and I think it is interesting that he had a premonition of her, because he was specific about her red hair, and who doesn't love a red head? I have two nephew-niece now with red hair, and I once did a temporary dye all day for Women's Wear Red day. I might disclose that me going to a Mustangs for Life meeting to meet her, where I showed up alone, was what I would imagine Nicole Kidman entering the Stepford Wives residence. They asked that I not eat alone, so that was nice of them, and I have written a very short 365 days of non-violence in honor of MLK Day, that has to be finished with the art work, and it is dedicated to someone who inspired me during one of my college stints.
Martin Luther King, was invited by the late Dean Bertland Moore to speak at Southern Methodist University during the Civil Rights Movement, and Bert picked him up from the airport from what I was told. Bertland Moore who reminded me of my guardian son I put in High School Christopher Moore, at MacArthur in San Antonio, Texas, and I felt guilty about not having introduced them, I wanted to encourage Christopher to go back to school and get an education for whatever he thought he might be interested in. I had adopted him when an employee who contracted work asked for the help because she was pregnant and they were threatening to kick her out of her apartment if he was not because it was a one bedroom and his mother Joanne Moore signed the papers, my son Joseth was 2 at the time, and when I was pregnant with him, I actually found out going into a birth control study, they could not admit me because I was 3 months along, and was unaware because I experienced signs from my menstral cycle, which I fully expect my son to know better than to get another teenager pregnant, and have informed him if he choses to engage in sexual activity, which I would hope he could wait or at least use protection, is my opinion abstinence being taught in schools in lieu of protected sex gets more kids pregnant that porn stars on Viagra.
It was actually a challenge to think of 365 things you go do to be non-violent, and for peace movements that embody large groups of people, organizing protests and demonstrating, As a child, I learned more about Booker T. Washington before Martin Luther King, but for the most part, when I read that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves in the 1800's I am more or less wondering at a kid, why it takes 100 years for Martin Luther King to bring that law into action through a civil rights movement. This past year, we had Star Wars cast a lead role as a storm trooper, John Boyega, & I have already had my own Storm trooper Antyone (pronounced An-Twon) Davis, a former Army Medic who converted to Christianity, and went on to UNT. I met him at an Athiests/Skeptics/Humanist and Secular Students meeting at Collin College. So in the words of James Chudnow, "You are like Ayn Rand, the world is not ready for you yet" https://www.aynrand.org/ I would say, that President Gerald R Turner's speech about it being difficult for those of us who lived through the Civil Rights Movement have a difficult time, more so than those of us like my generation who dealt with having people of all backgrounds going to the same school, I probably thought at one time that Abraham Lincoln knew Martin Luther King, until I checked the history books, and didn't understand why the Emancipation Proclamation didn't change anything until Martin Luther King enacted it and demonstrated to obtain it.
I am that grade-schooler who would pour chocolate milk on the white girl and white milk on the black girl and tell them both to shut up and stop fighting- I colored you, now you both know what it is like to be the other person, you are covered in their color, well I mean that was my logical as an 8 year old second grader anyways. When I went out with Michael Young then, for a brief moment, my grandmother exclaimed that I was holding the hand of a colored boy. My former business partner Rhonda Cook-Campos explained that colored is a word they used in her generation, and while African-American was a proper for census data, she preferred just Black. I asked my son if he knew what Selma was, my mother and I watched that together. I don't think they have taught him anything about it specifically, but he was able to at least give me a recap of who Martin Luther King was, and I have to remind myself that he did not live during the times of Harriet Tubman, but he did with Rosa Parks.
I think we need to live in a world where it is possible to honor Tuskagee Airmen, without a Tuskagee Experiment crisis
I applied to go to Huston-Tilleton at the same time as UTDallas, and I am gracious that they accepted my application and I was able to visit their campus. I am coming up with a solution for being attacked online, and in person, to get back to finishing my degree plan at the University of Texas at Dallas. In honor of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movement, instead of writing a hateful article attacking an employee and discriminating against her family dynamics such as her daughter with multiple personality disorder, with her decision for wanting to pass judgement on me enrolling for a chess class she did not approve of, and learning that I had more than one family member credentialed for psychiatry, for which I have let the selective service know, I have no heavy interest in being or having to practice for free in their place, I am focusing on Aerospace Medicine and Neurosurgery and a solution as requested that she wants to review for approval that must go in front of a committee.
I was happy to have met Ben Carson and able to ask him a question, and I called John Hopkins University and finally watched the Ben Carson Story on Netflix. I did my damnedest to binge "Orange is the New Black" but I went from the first season to the third after reading about Piper's engagement breakup not doing anything to get back together in the second season. I do appreciate them saying that it is a show about women, so her boyfriend is not the focus of being a main character in the story as a whole, and while I have met people from the African-American Black community who identify Obama as being too white for their tastes, I do think there is a certain form of truth in regards to women activists understanding civil rights movements and the freedom for slaves moreso than the majority of white men in America from a historical context in between the times of the Emancipation Proclamation and Martin Luther King carrying out his part in the Civil Rights Movement, is because there are more opportunites to express Feminism, and LGBTQIA to have rights as a result of Martin Luther King following through with a movement.
My son asked me if I was Transexual because I tell him that I can do a man's job, Thinking that I can do a man's job because I expect equality on a larger scale, or that I can buy or obtain my own sperm and inpregnante myself to bear a child, does not mean that I am transsexual, is what I explained to him, I explained to him that it is my vagina and I just don't want him telling me when I need to get married or have children, because it is my decision not his.
redcross.org FEMA contacted us during hurricane katrina to move a large group of people in between the cities, I am currently on assignment as needed with Storm Goliath