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Sadness, Peace and Joy

When I began to blog almost 5 years ago, I wanted to share stories of my graduate school experience with other women scientists in the hopes that we could form a virtual support network for each other. Back then it took me weeks to find even one other woman doing the same thing with a…

ScienceGrandma has left the building

After staying with us for about a month, ScienceGrandma is now on the plane flight back to her home. Last night was our first night without her. Below the fold, a few reflections on living with three generations under one roof.

It’s Women’s History Month, and the Diversity in Science Carnival has asked us to profile women scientists. I spend a lot of time thing about the things that affect the lives of today’s young women scientists, but I also know that we are preceded by some incredibly strong and brave women who faced much tougher…

Reflections on turning thirty

As Alice kindly announced, today is my 30th birthday. The day got off to a rough start, but a little time ignoring work, eating a lovely organic lunch, reading some Pride and Prejudice, and then eating too much ice cream has turned the day into quite a lovely experience. Anyways, before my natal day expires,…

Happy birthday, ScienceWoman!

Haaaappy birrrrthdaaaay tooo yoooooou, Haaaaappy birrrrthdaaaay toooo yooooou, Haaaappy birrrrrrrthdaaaaay, deeeeear Sciiiiience Womaaaaan, Haaaaaappy birrrrthdaaaaaay toooo yoooooooou! (Aaaand many moooooooore!)

This post is for Scientiae‘s call to share what we did on our summer vacation. I’ve been fairly silent about my personal life the last few months, But I was hugely encouraged by all the wonderful comments that so many of you made in the getting to know you post a few weeks back, when…

Working without a net

Katie @ Minor Revisions has decided to take the good job close to her family, rather than the dreamy job many states away. She sounds a little sad about the decision, but I am rejoicing for her. The lack of a support network in Mystery State is one of the things that has and will…

In search of new music

I know I’ve written before about how I reward myself with iTunes purchases (but I can’t find the links right now). Well, I am due for some serious spending on iTunes, as I recently had a paper accepted and recently celebrated a birthday. But here’s the problem, I think I’m in a musical rut, and…

Okay, so I’ve been coblogging with ScienceWoman for a little over a week so far. Which means I’ve been blogging as me, with no pseudonym to hide behind for the same time. What do I think about it so far?

I miss my office!

In the past week and a half, a series of both anticipated and unforeseen circumstances have been keeping me away from campus almost half of the time. First it was the snow day, then the MLK holiday, both of which meant no daycare. Tuesday I lost an afternoon to something unbloggable, Wednesday day care called…