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I even stole the title from Lady Scientist, because I am just that original these days. I spent the week teaching, advising, mothering, and making some progress on my InaDWriMo goals for the month. As of last week the goals stood like this: Done! Finish revisions on the paper-that-won’t-die (goal: November 13) Done! Internal release…

SciWo’s Storytime: Knuffle Bunny!

Three weeks ago, I had no idea who Knuffle Bunny was. Then one of our loyal readers and DonorsChoose philanthropists, requested the Mo Willems’ book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” Minnow seemed enthusiastic about the pigeon book, but when I opened up its Amazon page, she got really excited about another book by…

From the mailbag: I have a Masters in Biology (from a 5 year BS/MS program) and for the past 4 years I’ve been working as a lab manager/technician. I have my own research project(s) in addition to keeping track of ordering/equipment maintenance/mouse breeding/etc. All-in-all it’s a sweet gig and I could see myself doing this…

What I’m working on

I’m not going to apologize about lack of posting over the last month or so, and I’m not going to make any promises for the future. That said, here’s what I’m up to for InaDWriMo this month. Here’s what I wrote at ring-leader Dr. Brazen-Hussy‘s kickoff post: Finish revisions on the paper-that-won’t-die (goal: November 6)…

What would you do?

A few days ago I arrived at my office in the morning and was greeted with an unpleasant surprise…someone had scratched a cross into the bulletin board just outside my office door. (Apologies for the terrible cell-phone picture.) While I’m able to cover the image with a strategically placed advising schedule, I’m haunted by a…

Taking a break from the science-y books and from the donor requests, this week Minnow and I want to share one of our new favorite books. This is the first book that we’ve checked out of the library that Minnow is still talking about more than a month after we returned it. In fact, she…

Blogger guilt

Folks, I don’t know what to tell you. It’s like I don’t even remember how to blog anymore. I think I’ve posted 2 real posts in 2 months. I have ideas stacked up in my head for posts – a post from FIE 2009, a post from SWE including the cool “Father Knows Best” episode…

DonorsChoose wrap up

WOOT! In the month of October, 33 Sciencewomen readers, with a little help from HP, donated $3612 to deserving public school students around the country. We funded projects in California, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Utah. As rewards for all your generosity,…

SciWo’s Storytime: Pumpkins

This week Minnow and I are pleased to honor the first request from a DonorsChoose Challenge giver. (There’s still time, donate enough to complete a project, email me the receipt and you too can request a story.) I’ll admit to being pretty excited when this request came it, because it was perfectly seasonal…and we already…

There’s a few days left in our October DonorsChoose challenge, and even after that there are many more great projects out there waiting for our help. A few weeks ago, wonderful educator-science-historian-cultural-studies-expert-mother-blogger Leslie Madden-Brooks responded to a plea to help fund some projects, and I was deeply moved by what she wrote to the classroom,…