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Archives for May, 2009

RBOC, copy&paste edition

Okay, so I finally updated our family blog with what has been going on behind the scenes here at Chez Nous, and I will share some of it with you, through the power of copy and paste and with only a modicum of overlap. Voila, I present to you my last two weeks (only some…

While I’m immersed in writing, planning, and reflection and Alice is uncurling, other people are actually writing the sort of amazing posts that make the blogosphere such a valuable and powerful place to be. These are the sort of posts that make you look at the world a different way or that validate and crystallize…

Uncurling slightly, slowly

Okay. As mentioned, I’ve been smacked down. I think I’m so deeply tired that it is going to take weeks to recover. I have to have some tough conversations with people over the next few days, not the least of which with my students, and I lack the energy to do so. But I also…

A volcano for Erik

Fantastic volcano blogger, and all around cool guy, Erik Klemetti has put out a call for volcano pictures that he can use on his Eruptions blog. I’d love to be able to send him some fantastic shot of a plinian eruption, but I live in a pretty tectonically quiet part of the world. So this…

One my friends lives outside of Anchorage, Alaska and recently had a black bear pay a visit to her backyard. Now her preschoolers are obsessed with bears. Minnow too has a bit of a bear obsession at the moment, though she hasn’t seen any bears in their natural habitat. At school, she’s been reading “We’re…

I want to be this kind of engineer

I feel hung down, brung down, hung up, and all kinds o’ mean nasty ugly things, and the last thing I’ve been feeling like doing is spending more time on my computer, let alone blogging. But this video, produced for SMU’s engineering program tweeted by the NAE and listed on the iFoundry blog is way…

From the mouths of babes

Yesterday afternoon, Minnow and I were driving home from daycare and Minnow was repeatedly requesting “the baby song” (Hush, little baby) from the car stereo. After about the sixth playing of the song, we had the following conversation. SciWo: “Are you a baby?” Minnow: No. I’m not a baby. SciWo: “Are you a grown-up?” Minnow:…

A loyal reader of the blog sent me a copy of an article in the spring edition of the LTER Network News. In the article ( pdf here ), Laura Gough discusses how her research at the Toolik Lake field site in northern Alaska helped prepare her for the joys and challenges of parenting. Dr.…

Alice and I are teaming up to host the June edition of Scientiae, the carnival by, for, and about women in science, engineering, technology, and math. As is the norm for the monthly Scientiae carnival, I get to choose a theme to help inspire and unite you all to write posts, though submissions on any…

Minnow and I have been visiting with Brother this weekend, and we went out to dinner at a deli and salad place. Brother got the all-you-can-eat salad bar, I ordered a Ciabatta Garden, and Minnow wanted the cheese pizza. Our food had just arrived when Minnow announced, “I need to go potty. I’m pee-peeing in…