While you’re waiting for the bus

You can work for UPS if you’ve got a bad back, but not if you’re pregnant.

Voter suppression scares the bejeezus out of me. Only rich white folks deserve to vote?

I think overcast days are actually rather nice.

My biggest obstacle to getting a job outside of academia is that most jobs are utter bullshit, even less useful than my PhD, and not nearly as interesting.

There is a whole blog about Lake Baikal with lots about its super awesome photosynthesizers. It is my new favorite thing in the world.

The culture of academic science could be improved; it’s ridiculous that we feel guilty for dinner with our loved ones and adequate sleep.

Some species and their associated ecosystems will disappear no matter what we do.

Nina Paley (of Sita Sings the Blues) summaries the history of Palestine.