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After my experiences a few weeks ago, and the ensuing discussion, I haven’t been able to get the topic of childcare and professional travel out of my head. So here’s a reckless proposal on the topic. For everybody: 1) We need to recognize that to be successful, scientists, engineers, or academics need to engage in…

Home again, home again lickety split

At long last, Minnow and I are back on terra firma in Mystery City. Fortunately, our trip home went much more smoothly than our travel to Midwest. Unfortunately, it’s looking like I’ve got a good few days of email-box unclogging, grocery restocking, unpacking (home and field gear), bill paying, etc. before I can really settle…

Back home again

I’m back in the Midwest, and after a debilitating migraine yesterday, back in West Lafayette today. I’m digging out of my email and trying to catch up on student work and mail and the new and interesting weed-based disaster area that is my backyard, and rather wishing I was instead back here at The Orchard…

The Exotic Midwest

While some dismiss the Midwest as “flyover states” and locals decry a brain drain that admittedly I am part of, non-human species seem to be arriving in the area in droves. Here’s a pictorial tour of some of the exotic species that have recently settled in the area. The yellow flower in the middle ground…

Being on vacation is busy work…

HI everyone, Sorry for the silence…I expected to be able to get at least one or two blog posts off in the past two weeks, but being away from home, with no childcare, and with the added demands of being a daughter and a sister, on top of the usual roles of mother, wife, scientist,…

Gruezi!

We’ve been in Davos, Switzerland for almost a week. I’ve been attending the Research in Engineering Education Symposium, and my husband has been hiking his little feet off. Before the conference, we had a gorgeous day of hiking, including past this meadow. The flowers are spectacular, as are the rest of the mountain views. At…

I’m off too…

The Science family is somewhere near here…where the hills are steeper, the rocks are flatter, the green is bluer, and the weather is a good 15 degrees F cooler than Mystery City. Our trip so far has been a bit rocky…It took us 31 hours to accomplish what should have been 8 hours door to…

The travel begins

This is another excerpt from our travel journal to Isle Royale. The first day is here; second day here; third day is here; fourth day is here. Photos by me, text by my husband.

This girl needs a list!

In a few days, I’m leaving Mystery City for a whole month. Wow, that’s a long time. It’s a trip combining visits to family with a workshop and some field work, and Minnow will be along for the whole incredible journey. Fish will be with us for a week and then he’ll return home to…