Thursday, January 28, 2016


Fiorella just finished watching an episode of Nova that was all about a Himalayan earthquake and its aftermath, and she was impressed that the scientists, not satisfied with merely recording the damage, also analyzed why some buildings fell and others did not, then figured out how villagers could construct earthquake-resistant houses by augmenting the traditional rock and mud construction with wire framing.

And in the warm afterglow of the program, Fio thought about all the other people in the world who use their talents. skills, and  knowledge, not just to further their fields of study or advance their careers, but to help their fellow man.

And Fio wants to be one of them, which is why she writes.

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