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We got off to a strong start in the Sciencewomen Reader Challenge 2008. In the first 48 hours, we attracted 9 donors who gave a total of almost $400 to our DonorsChoose projects that fund impoverished public school science classrooms. And then we plateaued and our ticker hasn’t budged a milimeter in the last few…

For the last two Octobers, Janet of Scienceblogs’ Adventures in Ethics and Science has organized Sciencebloggers into participating in the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge. We’re doing it again this October, yay! DonorsChoose collects requests for materials, supplies, equipment, money for field trips and so on from public school teachers who are trying to do great things…

I’m very excited how many of you have said in the comments that you’ll be joining me as I explore how to use Robert Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members (AFNFM) to help me with my writing during this semester. Even if you didn’t delurk in the comments, you’re welcome to join in. Hopefully your…

Planning for a healthier Year 2

ScienceWoman blogged about her thoughts about going into Tenure Track Year 2 in time for Cherish’s August Scientiae on transitions. I’ve been thinking about it too, and in particular with respect to how I accomplish some of those academic goals – good teaching, good research, good citizenry – without killing myself. Having my husband in…

Slug Report

So I’m going to bed *now* (it’s hard to go to bed really early when the sun doesn’t set until almost 9:30) and get up at 6:30 and do yoga. And if I don’t, I will have to ‘fess up to you. And then I am going to prep for my meeting with my research…

Well, darn it. I’m back in Slug Pattern. I skipped yoga and watched TV this evening, and nothing good at that. I didn’t work this afternoon, even though I have things to do. I didn’t even clean up around the place. My husband drove back to the other house this afternoon after we spent 2.5…

ScienceWoman mused about the completion of her first year here, and I had hoped I would develop similar observations and reflections while on Isle Royale. Truth be told, rather than taking the hiking time to think, uninterrupted, about the last year, I did anything but. Think, that is. Instead, I turned the intellectual brain off,…

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…

Okay. I need a plan.

I got back into town at about 1:00 pm on Monday from a weekend at my other house. I ate lunch from leftovers in the fridge from at least 1.5 weeks ago (ack), and proceeded to waste much of the rest of the afternoon. While I did call some landscapers for help with our blank-slate…

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…