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On el Camino again, I can’t wait to be on el Camino again…

I have a semi-horrible Willy Nelson earworm at the moment, albeit completely understandable.  On Monday morning I leave for Spain, and by next Saturday I will be on my way to Santiago de Compostella. The Way of St. James – … Continue reading

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Bio-sphere-luminescence

I found this video today.  The video was made by Dr. Alex Rivest and he explains more about it on his blog. Apparently, the Earth’s atmosphere gives off its own glow through a process called chemoluminescence.  During the day UV … Continue reading

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Please remain on the line, your call will be answered.

Every once in a while I get a reminder about how connected I am to cyberspace.  My first task every morning at work is to check my email and see what the world is demanding of me beyond ensuring a … Continue reading

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Connected in the Universe

My students and friends know what a huge science and scifi geek I am.  I ran across this video of Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, a scientist I admire, discussing our connection to the Universe. It reminded me of these two … Continue reading

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New Year, New Job

It has been a while since my last post.  Since then I’ve moved to a new state (Maryland), and started a new job as assistant professor in the Dept. of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. I’ve only … Continue reading

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Memes

Internet memes can be fun.  I like the “X all the things” one in particular because it is so enthusiastic. This one I made reminds me of what I wanted to do when I was very young.  🙂

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New communities

I drove to Silver Spring, MD this afternoon.  Tomorrow begins 2 days of new faculty orientation.  I’m pretty excited. It was still light out when I arrived and the neighborhood where I’m staying seems pretty safe – I asked at … Continue reading

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Why is airport security like Hell for agnostics?*

Catching a domestic flight from Dulles International after an overseas flight can be a nightmare.  Sometimes you can clear customs in 20 minutes.  And sometimes it takes a few hours.  This last trip?  A 2 hour descent into TSA Hell.  … Continue reading

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Death threats for this???

This past May, climate scientists in Australia did a wonderful parody of Lonely Island’s I’m On A Boat – which is in itself a rap parody.  One of the Australian researchers at the Complexity, Biodiversity and People workshop I attended … Continue reading

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What is this?

This is a fresh start. Ever gone to the office supply store and bought a fresh notebook?  You crack the cardboard cover open on one of those black and white composition style notebooks and all sorts of possibilities open up.  … Continue reading

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