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Vicious cycles

First, note the time stamp on this post. I have just now succeeded in getting Minnow to sleep and have sat down with a cup of tea and tomorrow’s lecture to prepare. It’s going to be a long short night. And I’m already tired. I’m tired because for some inexplicable reason, Minnow couldn’t sleep last…

Nursing at 14 months (Mommy Monday)

As I head into each weekend, I start to think about possible topics for Mommy Monday. What will inspire me? What will my readers be interested in? What do I feel comfortable writing about? I debated a couple of topics this weekend, but I think I’ve settled on an update on breast-feeding a toddler. This…

Earth Hour 2008

For Earth Hour, I had hoped we’d get a chance for a walk in the gloaming, but the day got away from us. My husband was just getting back from his run (alone) and I was just getting dinner started at 8 pm our time. We lit candles as it got too dark to see,…

There is an occasional faint light at the end of the tunnel of the academic year, and with that light come a lot of planning for the summer. I’m trying not to place unrealistic productivity expectations on the summer, but I also know that it is unrealistic to think that I will have the summer…

Earth Hour and Scientiae

Remember tonight is Earth Hour to highlight our increasing global warming crisis. Join millions of other people in turning off your lights for an hour starting at 8 pm in your time zone. Here on the western edge of the Eastern Time zone, it’s still light at 8. So my husband and I might go…

That research post: the PhD part

Ages ago people asked me what my research was actually about. Well, here’s a synopsis of my PhD work as a starter.

It’s really hard to talk about what I do and how my research relates to other people in my department/field and the challenges of inter(sub)disciplinary research, while maintaining any pretense at pseudonymity. Inspired by Bright Star and her roller-blading analogy for her research, I decided a while ago to think of science with a sports…

I’ve noticed my posts seem to kill the comments and conversation. Sorry about that. I realize this is really part of the gig of the bigger megaphone, and maybe blogging about stuff people don’t want to comment on. Or that they find boring. Or that are too long. Or that are posted on days when…

A tale of two weeks: week 2

I’ve survived my spring break; now I have my first week back, while my husband tries to survive his.

A tale of two weeks: week 1

*Whew.* I have been slammed down by work and life, absolutely no room for blogging. Today I get a breather, and so you get an update.