Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2006

I was nominated for a 2005 Koufax award for the “Best Post” category. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order so you’ll find a link to my essay somewhere close the top of the (incredibly long) list. (I was nominated as “GrrlScientist” for this category). There are 222 or more nominees, including some of my fellow…

What Does Your Birthdate Mean?

Your Birthdate: January 31 You’re a pretty traditional person. If it’s lasted, it’s probably good. You seek stability – both in your career and your romantic relationship. In return, you’re very loyal and predictable. Which is usually a good thing. Without a partner, you feel lost. Being with someone is very important to you. Your…

Birdday!

Magnolia Warbler, Dendroica magnolia (Wilson) (Detail) By Tony Henneberg. This birdday card was sent to me last year by my friend, Tony, who is a very talented artist (click on the image to be magically transported to his beautiful webpage). This card is a detail from a larger painting of his. Tony is currently wandering…

Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. – Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) You can’t identify an atheist simply by looking at them and in fact, your group of friends probably includes at least one atheist in their number. Even though belief in some sort of supernatural being is the dominant…

A Friend Has Left Me

Mt. Rainier, Washington State. Photograph by Pastoret.

23-5 meme

tags: blogosphere, meme, 23-5 meme I was tagged with a meme by my good friend, Philaelaethes, author of Bouphonia. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Phila is the man who single-handedly puts together the world-famous Friday Nudi Blogs, which recently began incorporating poetry (an especially fine touch, in my opinion). The…

According to the Movies.com Which Movie Star Are You Like? quiz, you’re .. .. most like George Clooney Everyone loves you, and you’re only getting better (and better-looking!) with age. You’re a generous, loyal and fun-loving friend, and you also seem to really care about your politics, consistently putting yourself on the line for your…

Birds in the News #45

Female Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiacus. By Bill Ferensen, Seattle. (click image for Bill’s site).

Cosmic Scream

The Cry (or The Scream) By Edvard Munch (1893) (click on image for a larger version in its own window) Many people think this painting depicts a man experiencing an existential crisis, but I disagree. I think it depicts a man whose computer just crashed and ate all his $#@%&@!! work!

What is LabLit?

I found an interesting commentary in Nature about a new genre of literature, LabLit [text or PDF]. Even though I read widely, I was surprised to learn that I had never heard of this genre, and the titles mentioned in the article were also new to me. The author of the article, Jennifer Rohn, was…