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Redbud blossoms

Redbud blossoms seem so odd to me – coming straight out of the branch or the tree. But they make for a beautiful effect…

Thinking ahead

In 10 minutes, I will be done writing this post. In 10 hours, I will have delivered my last lecture of the academic year. In 10 days, my grades will be turned in. In 10 weeks, I will have two more papers and at least one grant proposal submitted. In 10 months, I will be…

Good start to the day :-)

No, really! My first meeting of the Three Days of Meetings that I thought started at 8 am, does in fact start at 8 am, but I don’t have to be in it! So I get an hour back! Just thought I’d share. I take the good things where I can get them, even if…

… despite how miserable and cold it was today. My mom said she even saw snow!

I’m moving into the last week of the semester, and I have been having blog posts swirl around in my head for weeks now, haven’t found the perseverance to sit down and write about them yet. But after this weekend, a few things have settled down. In particular, my husband has officially decided to go…

When I started my PhD, professors and fellow students would ask me what I was planning to do with my degree. I had a ready answer: “I’ll either focus on teaching or on research, but I don’t want a job where I have to be good at both.” I felt confident in my answer, I’d…

Nature or nurture?

I see so much in Minnow that reminds me of myself as a child. She’s enthralled by books and loves to put things into containers in a very particular (mysterious) order often stopping to take things out and then put them back in until things are just right. I loved to read and organize things…

A music meme for the weekend

I saw this over at Addy’s and absolutely should not have spent the time on it. But I did. And here you go. Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random. Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. Step 3: Post…

Growlll…

I am tired. Dog tired. We’re nearing the end of the semester, but not so near that I can see the light at the end of my tunnel of meetings. I’ve been traveling every weekend for the last month, the house needs to be cleaned, the laundry done, the fridge stocked, and the email responded…

Happy Blogiversary to me!

Three years ago today I started blogging at On Being A Scientist and a Woman. I was a PhD student engrossed in field work and lab work and thinking about when to start a family. Fast forward three years and I am on the tenure-track with my own graduate students and I have a toddler.…