Lisa Nowak, crashed and burned
As a writer, you couldn't make this up!
Sometimes you feel like a nut,
.....................Sometimes you don't.
As proof that life trumps art, this recent issue of Newsweek had as the cover story those two public drunks and crotch flashers, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Who would've thought that in the same week these millionaire tramps would've been upstaged by an astronaut...wearing diapers?
From this.............to this:
There's a lot of yap about poor love struck Lisa and the hardships she's faced as both a mom and an astronaut. Here's my response:
What's not being discussed is what lies at the heart of the matter. Nowak was more than a mom and an astronaut. She was also a sailor, an attack jet pilot, and a captain. I know of many good officers who never got to wear the bird on their collar.
Captain Nowak complained of the stresses of her job and being away from her kids for days. Her peers in the fleet (many of them moms as well) spend months away from home or are in Iraq doing their best not to get killed. In other circumstances Captain Nowak might have commanded an aircraft carrier or led a force of sailors and marines against the roadside bombs.
Let's not forget that she was charged with attempted murder against a junior officer. Captain Nowak's lawyer says that charge was over-reaching by the police. But I think they know from experience that when you stalk someone while wearing a disguise and have a knife, hammer, elastic tubing, and garbage bags, that you might be contemplating feeding the gators.
So Captain Nowak, thanks. You make my stories about vampires, nymphomaniacs, aliens, and the undead sound more believable.