Ohio Wesleyan University Reunion Note

In May of 2014 it will have been five years since I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. Five. That’s a long time, and yet not. I feel like I haven’t done that much. Which… Continue reading

My sister the Thrifting Queen

My sister Megan is the Queen of Goodwill. That’s a fact. Abba even did a song about her:   Ooooo she’s a Thrifting Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen*, Thrifting Queen, feel the beat… Continue reading

Why I Hate Hiking with Boys

 a few reasons why I hate hiking with boys * disclaimer: I have quite a number of close friends who are male, and, for the most part, I really enjoy hiking with them.… Continue reading

Kids (and Grownups) Say the Darndest Things

I spent last summer in Wyoming, where I was working with the Teton Science Schools to band birds. I won’t go into too much about what that entailed, but see Bird Banding With the… Continue reading

Super Bowl Sundae

In honor of the Super Bowl today, I’ve decided to rename some of the ice cream flavors at Glacier Ice Cream.  (I have to leave for work in 15 minutes, so this is… Continue reading

Books I Read* This Weekend

*I can pretend I read each of these in their entirety, but that wouldn’t be true. Some of them I finished, others I just read a few chapters. Though it may not appear… Continue reading

An adventure rightly considered

(Above): Considering, rightly or wrongly, the integrity of the bridge on the way to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal.  (Below): One of the guest houses along the trail.  An adventure is only an inconvenience… Continue reading

Yeah, I’m a Source on Wikipedia

Not to brag or anything, but when you search on Wikipedia for “psittacofulvin” and “Bacillus licheniformis,” a scientific paper I co-authored is cited in the sources. How about that? I think it’s pretty… Continue reading

Siberia, Ohio, and the Moon

Recently, a friend of mine asked me what I say when people ask where I’m from. Ohio, I promptly replied. That’s easy. It’s where I was born and raised, and where my car… Continue reading

Nothing is good and clever

Brier Island, Nova Scotia One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.” — Will Durant However, ‘nothing’ is… Continue reading