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Stranded

JetBlue Flight 1104 was scheduled for 10:20 meaning I should have landed in NYC hours ago for the 2008 Sb meetup. Instead, here I am, stranded in a North Carolina terminal. So it goes.

Welcome To Existence

Dear Rose, Welcome to the planet! Just about a year ago, I married your parents, who happen to be two of my very favorite people. I’ve never been an aunt before, but then, you’ve never been a niece before, so it will be fun learning the ropes together. When you’re a bit older, I’ll take…

Introducing Sydney

Not to be outstaged by Juno, over the past two days I spent most of my energies on this: Note to Philip H.: Sydney thanks you for blogging and providing me some relief. At 10 weeks, this Boston Terrier needs much of my attention…

Spin

At 2:22 pm tomorrow, I’ll have circumnavigated that spectacular star of ours exactly 28 times. Despite the traditional hullabaloo and fanfare every twelve months, it’s easy to argue that counting orbits is rather arbitrary. Our year results from the happenstance masses of earth and the sun, the distance between them, and a few other extraterrestrial…

No Air

I’m back from the AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy, which brought together an incredible group of speakers and moderators. I remain humbled and honored to have been involved and will have details on this spectacular event next week. In the mean time, I must figure out what to do without my Air, which…

Props to my brother, who has been “noticed.” From the New York Times Artsbeat blog, covering the New Orleans Jazz Fest: This year’s Monk Institute class has only been working together since the start of the fall term, but already there’s a noticeable chemistry among the students, judging by their Jazzfest performance on Sunday morning.…

Molly & Me

Following our hint last week of an announcement–which we have now officially made–there was some gossip about Sheril and myself. I know it’s not meant that way, but it can be hurtful to people in our personal lives. So although until now I have kept that part of my life pretty much off the blog,…

Science blogs are buzzing over National Poetry Month, so here is my favorite poem of all time: If I Were The Sun – Seth, 1984 If I were the shining sun, I would shine on the Earth everyday, And clear away people’s gloom, So that they would be full of joy.

Dear PZ, [It’s worth pointing out, my problem is not with profanity. Regular readers know that long before I entered the blogosphere, I’ve vocally celebrated the right to free speech and independent thinking. However, when influential and well respected professors argue like children in a very public online forum, substantive points decompose to nonsense blows,…

Valentines At The Intersection

Happy Valentine’s Day to our readers! S & C