Sciencewomen

Archives for May, 2008

Gone to seed

Probably what our yard looks like right now…

So I meant to have a nice post today addressing Ecogeofemme’s challenge of describing how we write papers/proposals, but I haven’t actually managed to do any writing today like I was supposed to. Instead, I am going to point out the at times thoughtful, at times heated discussion going on around the blogosphere about whether…

A few notes on our summer programming

It’s the day after Memorial Day – time to admit that it’s summer. Time to resign myself to well-meaning neighbors who ask: “So, are you teaching this summer or do you have it off?” And it’s time to let you all know about my summer plans. No, I don’t “have it off” this summer, but…

Red azaleas

Wonder if these will look as good when we get back? I love those early purple azaleas too, am hoping we can get some for our mudpit garden…

Bleeding hearts

Yep, that’s pretty much me – a bleeding heart. I should be on the boat to Isle Royale by now…

Making a clean getaway

I’m taking a vacation next week. For real. Miles from anywhere. We’re headed to the isolated Isle Royale National Park, which is the island in Lake Superior that is the eye of the wolf, as it were. We take a boat there Monday, and come back on the next boat, which runs on Friday. Guess…

Perish the paper

On a day when I am feeling increasingly dismal about the publication prospects of my current project, my mood was not lightened with the arrival of the table of contents for the current issue of a very high impact journal (say, cell/nature/science). One of the papers was right up my research alley and the lead…

My small friend Anni, on the left wearing the crown in this Christmas photo (with her sister Frankie) is 7. She is waiting for her third liver transplant. Last week, she was taken from our town to Chicago in an ambulance because of a particularly heavy bleed, and although the bleeding has now slowed, her…

I’ve just come out of a general positive annual review meeting with my departmental chair and it seems like an appropriate time to take stock of the year and think about where I am heading. At the end of my first academic year as a faculty member, I’m way ahead of where I was nine…

Mother and Child Reunion

With all the hullabaloo over the Intel ISEF, I haven’t managed to tell you about my homecoming from my trip without Minnow. When I left the subject last, I was about to go to bed on my night alone in a hotel room. I hadn’t freaked out since the airport. In the morning, I gave…