This past weekend was a blur. I left work early on Friday to drive down to St. Louis for a marriage workshop. My wife and I didn’t get back home until Sunday evening, and I was completely drained. I tried to watch the Superbowl Show to relax, but it just riled me up. Instead, I browsed through Twitter… Read More STEM Creatives
If you would’ve told me in May 2014 that I would be second-guessing my decision to go to graduate school, I would not have believed you. I would’ve told you that going to graduate school was my dream, and that one day I would be a well-respected professor. I would’ve told you that I had… Read More Second-guessing graduate school
As a graduate student, I don’t have much time to read for fun. I make lists on top of lists of books that I want to read, and have even considered getting an Audible membership. I used to read a handful of books per month, and now I’m lucky if I can squeeze a few in… Read More On my bookshelf: Daughter of Fortune (Isabel Allende)
Goodbye 2016… Hello 2017! Is anyone else ready to let go of 2016? I know I am! Looking back on the year, there have been many highs, and inevitably a few lows. That’s the thing with remembering, you always remember the bad parts, and hardly ever the good parts. But the truth is that the good… Read More Saying goodbye to 2016! Hello to a new year!
It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. I didn’t mean to take a hiatus, but sometimes life happens and before you know it you’re living in the moment instead of blogging about it. I also think that I got caught up in the “newness” of blogging, and that it became overwhelming. You know what I’m talking about–trying… Read More Back from an impromptu hiatus!
Do STEM fields care about black/brown lives? As scientists, do we talk about racism, sexism, homophobia at all? Or are we invisible, even in academia? I recently wrote about the Pulse shootings in Orlando, FL, and how the attack on the LGBT community tore me apart. I spent a lot of days mourning over the… Read More Do #blacklivesmatter in STEM?
Last Sunday, an armed man opened fire at Pulse, a popular gay club in Orlando, FL. His decision to open fire cost 49 beautiful people their lives, left 53 others physically injured, and has deeply wounded the LGBT community. According to CNN (and other outlets), this is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United… Read More Insights on being behind the barrel of the gun
Two years ago, I hopped on a plane and found myself in Chicago. I had no idea how to use public transportation, so I paid $50 to have the taxi drive me up the street to my housing assignment. It also had not settled in that I was going to be sleeping in a new city without… Read More Happy 2 year Chitown-versary!
It is uncommon that both Shey & I have a full weekend off, let alone a 3-day weekend. Don’t get me wrong–I love being at the bench. However, I also love to sleep in and binge-watch The Walking Dead. Not going to lie–I’ve cried at least three times each episode. Something about the zombie apocalypse just… Read More Memorial Day Weekend
I just finished up my 2nd year of graduate school classes, and I am so ready for a break! I have started to prepare for my preliminary exam, which will happen at the end of the summer. I’ve been struggling with managing my time and energy, meaning that I want to nap all day long, but… Read More Saying Hello