Category Archives: Life

Roundup on Diversity and Equality in Sci-fi and Science

Somehow, this turned into an equality roundup. Here’s an interesting essay that won a Hugo this year: “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley, at A Dribble of Ink. I like it because … Continue reading

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Reality Ensues: Water is Life

I got a story in my email. When I read stories, I usually prefer the fictional ones. The tragedies might be representative of real life, might be capable of teaching about different experiences and problems–but there’s that extra space between … Continue reading

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Graduate School, and the Next Hurdle: Qualifying Exams

It might be hard to tell from my content blogging, but I’m starting to slowly freak out as I head towards the next major event in my graduate school career: Quals. The first part of my qualifying exam is coming … Continue reading

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Lab Talk: The Next Stage of Graduate School

So, good news! I have a lab. New let me backtrack and explain what that means. As a student in a PhD program, my first year, I did rotations. This means that I worked for a few months in different … Continue reading

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Progression of geeky likes, inspired by Geek and Sundry Vlogs

The topic for a recent vlog from Geek and Sundry Vlogs was coming out as a geek–but since it wasn’t really a secret with respect to either of the people talking about it, it turned more into a discussion of … Continue reading

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Introversion?

Featuring Jhall Comics on introversion: The middle one might work on me–it nearly has on a few occasions, to a certain degree. I’ve definitely refrained from heading into the kitchen many times, just because someone I didn’t know that well was in … Continue reading

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Tea ceremonies, rice paper, and flower arrangements; this year’s Sakura Matsuri experience at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Once again, I went to the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. One of the first things we did was go to a traditional Japanese flower arrangement demonstration–there are different schools for this, and I think that the demonstration … Continue reading

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A-Z About Me

Maggie, of I Could Be Arguing In My Spare Time, nominated me for the Awesome Blog Content award. Thank you, Maggie! So the task set to me for this award is to write an A-Z list about myself. Adventure – … Continue reading

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Cliff Walk and Fort Adams in Newport, RI

Last weekend, I was in Newport. I have to say that the standout of that trip was the Cliff Walk. It’s a pedestrian trail a little over three miles long, alongside the coastline. In the beginning, it’s paved and a … Continue reading

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The Thought Palette ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

My blog was nominated for the Thought Palette ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award by Amethyst Marie, author of the wonderful Thalia’s Musings. So, wow. If anyone doesn’t remember, Thalia’s Musings is the Greek mythological pantheon told from the perspective … Continue reading

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