Shakespeer y Shakespeare.

acontece en un cruce improbable de dos sentidos.

El primero, en la unión de dos palabras: shake [-up] (sacudir, agitar, remover bruscamente; debilitar, desalentar... pero también zafarse, liberarse). Y peer que, en una de sus acepciones señala a quienes son pares en un grupo (por edad, posición social y/o habilidades) y en laotra acepción describe la posesión de título nobiliario en el Reino Unido (esto incluye a quienes alcanzan honor de
Lord y por eso su lugar en la Cámara).

El segundo sentido es más intuitivo: la similitud fonética con el apellido del genial William, quien conocía varios (más) de los vericuetos del corazón humano.

En ese cruce breve, en ese chispazo más que improbable, en ese enlace natural, se despliega este blog.


I want to be cool... IV

  1. He is the father of modern Turkey. He was born by the name of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. In 1881 and chooses the army as a career in 1915, during the First World War led the Turkish army at Gelibolu and Istanbul. By the end of the war he was a total hero and from that time on all of the Turkish people supported him. He led again the Turkish army in the War of Independence (1919-1922), and in 1923 became the first President of the New Republic of Turkey. During the last fifteen years of his life in Atatürk introducing many reforms and improving life of great modern Turkey. He died in November 1938, but today his people still think of him with the greatest respect. 
  2. A hundred and sixty years ago, most nurses did not study nursing, but a British woman, called Florence Nightingale tried to change this lack of proper education. In the 1850s she worked in a hospital for wounded soldiers in the Crimea (now Ukraine) – then there was a war during from 1850 to 1853. People say she never slept but spent all her time helping the men. The soldiers called her ‘The Lady of the Lamp’ because of the lamp she always carried as she walked around at night through the wounded. When she returned to England, she began a school of nursing in London. This great lady died in 1910.

I want to be cool, just like these good people.

Sin título (XI)

Antes de dar al pueblo sacerdotes, soldados y maestros, sería oportuno saber si no se está muriendo de hambre.

Leon Tolstoi

I want to be cool... III

  1. Not many people know about Marie Curie’s activities during the Worl War One. The grateful woman went to battlefield with her daughter Irene (later well known as the author of her mother’s biography) to set up an X-ray able to be carried around and get precise diagnosis of wound soldiers (she got the money from wealthy French families, universities and automobile factories).  In 1914 went in the first ambulance, only equipped with X-ray equipment motorized by a horsepower. Full of enthusiasm Mary learned anatomy, took radiology samples and even drove their vehicle! They say the very first soldier who got into the ambulance had bullets in his head, arm and hips. After took care, Mary diagnosed another 29 French privates just in one night and more than a million during two years, the whole time that this French Army service lasted). Mary Curie – or better: Marya Sklodowska, was born in November the 7th of 1867 in Warsaw and passed away in July the 4th of 1934.
  2. Rachel was born in a small town in Pennsylvania, in 1907. She was brought up in a small farm and seems there became really interested in nature (she usually write poems about her animals – how sweet from a little girl!). When she reached 18 years old, left her family home and went to study zoology at the Pennsylvania College for Women. She graduated in 1929 and then study at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore. For many, many years she worked as a biologist. She had no doubt at all about people, animals and plants are all linked and her books were fundamental to many people to understand the importance of environment for every one of us. Nowadays, they call her ‘The Mother of the Environmental Movement’.
I want to be cool, just like these people.