Category Archives: science and nature

To infinity and beyond

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I think it’s been a while. From about 1994 through about early 2000 or so, I really, really, really wanted to be an astronaut. The impetus was all the Apollo 11 talk on … Continue reading

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All about carbon

If NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich had been my high school chemistry teacher, I might have actually understood organic chemistry. Krulwich and cartoonist OddTodd have posted their easy-to-understand, very watchable and at times humorous five-part series in honor of Earth … Continue reading

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And that’s a good thing

Thanks, everyone, for humoring me on that last post. I’m really excited to read your blogs (and tweets), and it kind of helped feed my urge to blog even more. (And thanks to the non-lurkers who said hi anyway.) I … Continue reading

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Nature’s first green is gold*

*The first line of Robert Frost’s Nothing Gold Can Stay. A (long) aside: I took Advanced Placement English and Composition as a high school senior. By the time the AP exam rolled around I was ready to analyze the crap … Continue reading

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Now this is just too much

First there was this. Now this: And this:Quit playing games with my heart, spring.

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Life in the weeds

Yet again, let me apologize for my lack of posting of late. You know, work, internet issues, blah, blah, blah. It’s becoming so routine. Actually, my real excuse was trying to roll a trip to the hair salon, a Wii … Continue reading

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Spreading Christmas cheer

I always love coming to visit my parents for a few days, settling into a routine that mostly consists of sleeping, doing whatever errands or chores the Modern Mom tasks me with and walking the dog. I love taking Lucydog … Continue reading

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A fish bear story

(See update at the bottom of the post) Phew. What a week it’s been. Not only has it been one of those crazy-busy weeks at work, but my parents decided to come to town on Thursday and stay with me … Continue reading

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Every modern gal is allowed an irrational fear or two and the following is mine: I did not take this picture, but this is pretty much identical to what I found sitting on top of a package that was laying … Continue reading

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