Ada Lovelace

History's First Computer Programmer Was A Woman

Who invented the computer? Most of us immediately think of Steve jobs and Steve Woznick. Or perhaps even, Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, Konrad Zuse, or the IBM team of Bill Lowe, and Don Estridge in Boca Raton, Florida who, with a group of 12 strategists, worked around the clock to manufacture and promote of a computer Or perhaps you might think of the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient hand powered Greek analogue computer which has also been described as the first example of such a device, but we do not know who created it. You may even think of William Oughtred...
Poetry asks why MDs. Ignore the mental.

Murderous Missing Link

Be fair to the Dominican Republic

I could have went to Greece!

Christine Pizan, First Feminist Writer 1403

Returning Women to Our Place in History Since I love writing on a plethora of different topics; sometimes for my own perusal, sometimes to help other people with their writing, sometimes just reading and hearing about authors, I thought I would look for a female writer in my favorite historical era- Medieval History. After searching and ‘googling’ I discovered the first known female writer in France, Christine de Pizan (1364 – c. 1430), a poet and author at the court of King Charles VI of France. In fact, she was a feminist writer! Why have I never heard of her before? Oh, yeah, because men have dominated...
Coming Out of the Closet of History

Woman, Female, Artist

I don’t know about you but I have become tired of the ‘just the way things are’ miasma surrounding our culture. In particular, I’m tired of the avarice of the ‘old white Christian male’ that has dominated our society for so long. This is not to say that ALL old white men are bad, or that Christianity, itself is bad. I am talking about the dogma of ‘old white Christian men’, one can be female and have this outlook, one can be of another race and have the attitude that they are dominant, of wealth at all cost, and of...