Archive for April, 2008

This summer I’ll be

Measuring tree rings from May 9th to June 15th Taking classes at MSU from June 15th to August 1st Having a blast at ESA from August 1st to August 8th Back to tree rings and classes on the 9th But we should go hiking some weekend!


I don’t really claim to take amazing pictures, but I do like having a record of my life. So this project where you take at least 1 picture every day for a year definitely appeals to me. Day 1: My desk reading week. Messy, but not a textbook in sight.

Red Velvet Cake

red velvet, courtesy of elsa Originally uploaded by snickclunk I really want to make one of these. Whose birthday is next?

Spring Break, day 1 with pictures

I’ve written about the first two days of my spring break already, but now there are many more pictures from day one and two! From our stop in the Mohave Desert: And night botanizing on the coast:

Scientific Understanding

E.O. Wilson in Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge Theoretical physics and molecular biology are acquired tastes.  The cost of scientific advance is the humbling recognition that reality was not constructed to be easily grasped by the human mind.  This is the cardinal tenet of scientific understanding: Our species and its ways of thinking are a […]

weekly top 5

Now on Saturdays instead of Wednesdays. Rasputina – Oh Perilous World Nat King Cole – The World of Nat King Cole Beth Orton – Central Reservation Peaches – The Teaches of Peaches

What I’ve noticed (more than last week)

Sara Robinson writes about John McCain’s betrayal of the troops and how he’s paving the way for an army no one wants to see at Campaign for America’s Future. Drive by botany in New South Wales at The Reluctant Botanist. A short report on breast ironing in Cameroon at current tv. How drunk do you […]