Our GUEST ROOM is a special place for our community of readers.
There are several interactive sections:
ASK AN EXPERT: Each month readers may respond to topic questions to be submitted to an expert in the field.
KINDNESS & KARMA: Respond to our "inspirational question of the month."
WE HEAR YOU: Reader stories, feedback, photos and special surveys.
Information regarding reader submissions, giveaways and surveys are also part of this space.
*Please note that readers may also suggest material for "Tidbits of Wisdom" - blurbs found throughout the site.
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* If your work is chosen to be featured, we will include a bio and links to your web page.
Tidbits of Wisdom
Alice Augusta Ball
Born in 1892, Alice was the first African American and first woman to graduate with a master of science degree in chemistry from the College of Hawaii (now the University of Hawaii).
She also developed the first successful treatment for those suffering from Hansen's disease (leprosy). She did not get credit for this achievement until years after her death, but eventually received posthumous accolades and the credit she deserved.
Her untimely death (at age 24) was due to inhaling chlorine gas during a lab teaching accident.
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Interviews are posted in our OPEN BOOK section. See contact information below.
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