Category Archives: SCIENCE & TECH

When Challenger Blew Up

This is from chapter 6 in my book Scaffolds: Thus, I (along with my science class) was comfortable in the library on the late morning of January 28, 1986. I felt optimistic that day. I had my new second draft typed … Continue reading

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Breathing

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When I was about 23 years old, early in 1995, I came down with food poisoning so bad that it compromised my immune system. While I finally recovered from the food poisoning itself –I still feel skittish about roast beef sandwiches … Continue reading

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Making Do

One of my childhood memories of Guam is riding shotgun with my mom as she slowly drove the family station wagon through our early morning neighborhood streets on trash day. On seeing an easily repairable rattan chair thrown with some random … Continue reading

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10: Physicists, Philosophers & Fools for God

Thanks to my infant baptism and then subsequent Sunday school classes that lead up to my first Confession and Communion when I was eight years old, I had saints’ cards, prayer cards, and even a “How to Receive the Sacrament … Continue reading

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8: Portrait of an Anglophile as a Teen Girl

It was bitterly cold on the eighth of November 1993. Even so, my then-boyfriend and I were topside on the P&O ferry, the Belgian port of Ostend far behind in the early morning darkness. After many rounds of canasta with … Continue reading

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