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Archives for October, 2007

Very little can go wrong on Tuesday and Thursday mornings if I am going to be able to drop Minnow off at daycare and get to my lecture on time. Since Fish leaves for work at 5:30 am, the child waking, loving, tending, and delivering to daycare all fall on my shoulders. Which means that…

Mommy Monday: My Child’s Planet

This weekend, Minnow, Fish, Princess Pup and I went for a hike. We didn’t go far. Just enough that we got away from the city and to a spot where we could look out over a lake and see the trees turning colors on the far shore. I’ve often seen environmental issues framed in terms…

Gifts

Profgrrrrl owes me a gift. I know it’ll be cool. I wonder if it will be pink. By the end of the calendar year, I will send a tangible, physical gift to each of the first five people to comment here. The catch? Each person must make the same offer on her/his blog. I’d love…

Blog Action Day: Environment

Tomorrow’s Mommy Monday post will have an environmental theme. Here’s why: This coming Monday, October 15th, many blogs will participate in the Environment-themed Blog Action Day. On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in…

Incentives for helping kids in need

In case helping preschool special ed students by providing materials for science exploration isn’t rewarding enough, the Scienceblogs overlords at Seed Media have made two really enticing offers. First, Seed is matching the first $15,000 donated by scienceblogs readers during the challenge. I think we’re really close, and your donation could put us over the…

The IPCC/Gore Nobel

I am so pleased that the thousands of scientists who have contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are being recognized for the work with the Nobel Peace Prize. And Al Gore is not a bad guy either. Hearing the news on the radio this morning made my day.

Trapped in the shower

This morning I slept in…to the ridiculously late hour of 7 am. Then Minnow woke up and our day got underway. As a result of my laziness and Fish’s work schedule, I had to get ready for my day while wrangling a wiggly Minnow. This is actually pretty typical, at least two days a week…

I’m almost done grading a massive mound of papers by my freshman. There’s the usual assortment of dismal writing, hilarious colloquialisms, and insight. It’s been an exhausting task (minnow’s teething hasn’t helped), but also a useful one, because the papers have exposed the continuing misconceptions my students have about -ology. The assignment was to select…

New banner

By popular request, Minnow once again graces my banner. Click on over from your feeds and take a look.

Donors Choose Update

Wow! I originally picked five projects to include in my DonorsChoose challenge, and within a few days, one of the projects was fully funded thanks to my readers and other donors around the country. As of right now, four of the six projects currently in my challenge have been fully funded, and I’m going to…