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Archives for October, 2008

Can’t come up for air.

It seems to me that sending off a big grant proposal should occasion a sigh of relief, a glass of wine, and a few minutes away from work. But when I submitted my proposal this afternoon, I barely even got up from my computer. Instead, I dove right into the next item on my to-do…

Did you know the Association for Women in Science and the Society for Women Engineers asked both presidential campaigns for responses to questions about science and engineering and women’s roles in each. Download the pdf here to see the questions and the candidates responses. Read them through and be edified. (I tried to copy and…

So the t-shirts mockups are being drafted, and the numbers of kids who are being helped are increasing based on your generosity, and I’m so psyched about our high number of donors compared to blogs with many more readers. Y’all rock! Therefore, it is high time for me to kick in my incentive. I will…

November Scientiae call for posts!

While the October Scientiae still may happen albeit much delayed (host Jen has been dealing with some personal concerns, give her a supportive shout-out, will you?), next host Jane of Sb’s See Jane Compute will be hosting the November Scientiae. She’s posted the theme of TRICK OR TREAT! and you should contribute something to the…

Poverty and the Public School Classroom

When you hear the word “poverty,” what do you think of? Starving children in Africa? Subsistence farmers in Asia? Is poverty some distant concept? Something terrible, but far off? Yes, and no. Because, while poverty is terrible, it can also be close to home. Maybe as close as the public school down the street. Poverty…

Donors Choose Scienceblogs Swag!

We’ve just heard from the Sb overlords: Seed has agreed to do prize drawings again this year for donors who give to DonorsChoose, beginning this Friday. We’ll be giving away 50 Seed Magazine subscriptions and about 15 or so other prizes from an assortment of mugs, laptop covers and USB drives. Each Friday we’ll choose…

Postcards from the edge

I’m still sequestered somewhere away from Mystery City, working madly on grant proposals and spending some quality time with my family. How are these things co-existing? Not so well. But at least it’s pretty here. But anyways, I wanted to offer to send my dear blog readers a postcard from our mystery destination. Anyone who…

Old-fashioned plum butter

Isis and Physioprof aren’t the only ones who can cook, you know. I don’t get to cook on a regular basis, but every couple of weeks there’s some piece of produce just begging to be cooked into deliciousness. This past week, it was a batch of organic Italian plums that came with our produce delivery…

Anni is getting a new liver…

Remember my friend Moreena, and her kids Anni and Frankie? It’s Moreena’s birthday. And Anni is getting a new liver today. As she put it, Please please please keep her safe. Please please please send peace to this donor family. Please please do. I’m not a prayer, but I’m praying. We’re waiting to hear. Update…

Confession: country music is motivating me

Okay, I need to confess. I usually peg myself as an indie/alternative/progressive/folkie music person. But I am really finding myself working well when I start playing the following playlist (care of the new Genius playlist on iTunes):