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Archives for February, 2008

I had been agonizing over what would be my first “substantive” post for this new venue. My husband (who will be properly introduced in another post) suggested I make a list of a bunch I’d like to write so I have fodder for the fire when I feel otherwise tapped out. Ah, me of little…

An anxious yet enthusiastic wave

Hello? – ello – ello – lo… Wow, this is a big sandbox. Can I come play?

Introducing….a new blogger

It is my great pleasure to announce that “On Being a Scientist and a Woman” has a co-blogger debuting today. Alice Pawley is a first-year faculty member in engineering education at Purdue University, and she’ll bring a wonderful new dimension to the stories on the blog. Alice and I “met” on the ‘net and she…

Seen and unseen parenting responsbilities

I should say up front that I work in a fairly family-friendly department. They were fantastic when I interviewed (Minnow was just 1 month old) and my colleagues have occasionally asked after her development. I brought her to class once last semester and nobody said anything negative. And there’s a couple of really committed Dads…

An exciting announcement coming soon

I’ve got a lot of posts gestating in my head, but right now my fingers are busy grading papers and writing lectures. But I promise you that I will get a decent post out later this week. And to keep you checking back…I promise that soon, very soon, there’s going to be a big exciting…

A brief political interlude

Bitch PhD pretty well sums up how I feel about today’s primary choices. To those of you who live in states that have primaries or caucuses today, please go out and make your voice heard. Even if you’re not quite sure who to vote for.

Good reads

I’m swamped (and last night’s early bedtime did not help matters. I’ve got lectures to write, papers to grade, and exam to write (then grade), a lab to prepare…oh yeah, and some service obligations and the ever-elusive research time. Fortunately, there are lots of wonderful things on the internets these days for y’all to read.…

Liveblogging the Super Bowl

The pregame show: Minnow decides to forgo her usual 2-3 hours of naptime in favor of 2 <30-minute power naps. Bets are taken as to what time Minnow will crash (i.e, irretrievably collapse into a sobbing heap). 10 minutes before kick-off: We’re racing to finish dinner because the crash seems imminent. Kickoff: Minnow is making…