Next on the 40 before 40: write a book. Before I reveal what this book will be about, let me tell you a story. I’ll still delude myself and say people have no clue what branch of academia I’m in, but I have mentioned science so we’ll run with that. As a scientist, I’m supposed to … More Write Drunk. Edit Sober.
We now come to a third item on the 40-before-40: Get rid of “crap”, and keep only things that mean something and/or show personality. This probably is a nice segue from the last post about keeping a house clean. In my copious free time, I’ve been watching a lot of “How Clean is Your House” … More Collections
I mentioned that the first thing on my 40 before 40 list is “entertain more (again)”. But in order to do that, there must be a second item on the list: “Have and maintain a thorough cleaning schedule, and clean house.” And now, for story time. ======= Everything’s relative, but my mother is the living … More The Importance of Being Clean
This post is brought to you by the Replacement’s “Here Comes a Regular”: My first college class was BIO101 and my first college professor was Dr. Malcolm Amerson–a Clemson-trained entomologist who had a singular and bizarre love for the cricket. This man was a oner; he looked like your favorite grandpa and you could just … More Town Drunks
July was a very busy month. Been running the Research Experience for Undergraduates with Raj. I’ve also been teaching online classes three nights a week. And every July, Raj and I take the research students to UGA for a graduate-student run conference; however, this year there also was a separate conference that I was co-organizing … More Soundtrack to August, 2017
It’s my 30th birthday. I have been dreading this day since I was 15 years old (at which point I was actually crying because I was “half way to 30”). To combat what I knew would be unavoidable feelings of depression, back in my early 20s I decided I needed to be more positive. I made … More The big 2*3*5
You know those people who go traipsing through life like they just came out of a Disney film? The people for whom birds are constantly tweeting and circling overhead (resisting their avian nature and never defecating, I might add)? People for whom everything appears to be coming up roses and smelling like sunshine and marigolds? … More Soundtrack to July