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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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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