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Four wheels that changed my approach to packing

In the past, I’d always been a “checked bag, minimum carry on” type of packer. Even in the face of luggage fees. Especially in the face of luggage fees. Living in the US, my biggest travel pet peeve was arguing … Continue reading

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The agony and ecstasy of doing a joint PhD

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to explain my PhD programme to someone, I could retire a few years from now. If I had another dollar for every time I had to explain that no, I’m … Continue reading

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Murry Salby and the Sloppy Gospel of Anti-AGW

A few evenings ago I attended a lecture by Murry Salby, a notable and vocal opponent of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). This presentation was a stop on his latest European speaking tour, a way to fill the time and spread … Continue reading

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Lit Review: Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin

Lit review week here at the Science Cabinet is brought to you by the letter “P” (for procrastination) and a need to think about something other than programming languages.  This book was finished several months ago, but I’m just now … Continue reading

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Lit Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

I’m probably one of the last one of my friends to read this one. When it was first published, my hipster-foodie friends gushed…Kingsolver was brilliant….there should be a national movement. Everyone should read this book. This naturally led to a … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

The end of the year is one of those natural times of reflection: what did I do? Did I do what I wanted to do? Did I make any effort at those resolutions from last year? What about next year? … Continue reading

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I’m going to put “Playground Management” on my resume

I never cease to be impressed at how well my previous job prepared me to go back to school.  No, my coworkers didn’t drive me here, but the “soft” skills I picked up working as a contractor have come in … Continue reading

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