Today’s quotes are from survivors of California’s deadly wildfires, particularly the Camp Fire, California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire ever, which devastated the town of Paradise. In the face of such a terrible disaster (80 dead and over 1,200 still missing), it is important to hear the voices of people who have been through it.…
This week’s photo shoot is – you guessed it – from my yard again. This time of year we have a lot of magnificent fungi making an appearance, especially in our yard where the previous owners bulldozed over wood etc. which makes for a good growing medium for mushrooms. I don’t know my mushroom varieties,…
Writing every day is a great way to get words on the page that you can fine tune later. Since November 1 I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo, the acronym for National Novel Writing Month. Since I’m working on my science memoir, it’s probably more accurate to call what I’m doing NaMeWriMo. The idea is that…
This week's quote is about how we perceive time when on long walks, and relates to a few books I've been reading.
Two photos from my perennial garden last week.
What it was like to blog every day for a week, and what it means for my future blogging.
When people talk about reducing the stigma around mental illness, they often liken it to having a broken leg - except it's your mind that's broken. But does this analogy really help?
Reading a book twice can seem like an unaffordable luxury given all the books out there waiting to be read. But it's helpful in seeing the big picture - the forest for the trees.
We talk a lot about the importance of women and minority academics mentoring students and new faculty. But are we expecting too much of them?
If you're an artist of any kind, you're more likely to practice your art if your tools are easy to access.