"Last two speakers of dying language won't talk to each other http://t.co/M5kX2jclCC"
"App 'not as good as a full ultrasound machine' http://t.co/hCuWidcpen < how soon will we be able to run lab off students' smartphones?"
Monthly Archives: November 2011
This has been a year of coincidences for me, but the most amazing one happened this evening, at Thanksgiving dinner. I was eating at my pastor’s house and she had invited her new neighbors, who’ve just moved into town from … Continue reading
Osyth does not celebrate Thanksgiving, but a similar holiday falls about this time of year — like most Osyth holidays, its date varies depending on the movements of the elementals. Kindling is celebrated after the winter elementals roar into town … Continue reading
Someone asked me yesterday why Rho, the protagonist of Advice From Pigeons, studies incubi in ducks. Actually, Rho studies incubi in ducks because it is the hot topic in his field. Like a good PI, I steered my character toward … Continue reading
The fourth Royal Academy novel will involve graduate students, so I’ve been asking friends for anecdotes and input on the essence of grad studenthood. So far the overwhelming consensus is that graduate study is all about the search for free … Continue reading
Kris Vasquez reviewed A Lovesome Thing at Amazon. Thanks, Kris! You were the first to buy and the first to review! Geranium Cat has read both books and reviewed them together. Another first, and many thanks! For folks interested in … Continue reading
Whenever I need to brush up on the academic ‘voice’, I go to comments on Chronicle of Higher Education online articles. Ideally, comments about something that interests me, like this article on turnitin (which also pointed me to this excellent … Continue reading
Working at a womens’ college, you forget about things like this. It’s clever, but how could I possibly use it to inspire female scientists, when all they get to do in it is be sexy backup singers? And is it … Continue reading
My father always remembered Guy Fawkes day, mainly because of the poem. “Please to remember The Fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. I see no reason Why gunpowder treason Ever should be forgot.” How a little boy in New … Continue reading
Colleges try harder than a lot of other workplaces to keep the ‘we’re all family’ thing going. I think faculty try harder than a lot of other employees to believe in it. But every now and then you get a … Continue reading