I’ve had a few different ideas about what to contribute to the blog and what may be the most valuable way for me to share my relevant experiences. I like to call this experience the imposter syndrome x perfectionism classic - the good old one-two of holding myself back because of fear of failure :D. … Continue reading Writing in the time of Coronavirus
Meet our new guest blogger, Anna Wieser! Check back on Monday for Anna's guest post Anna is a geoarchaeology PhD candidate who semi-accidentally started working full time as a software tester a few years ago. She holds a BA and a MA in Anthropology. Her primary interests are being on or near water, thinking about … Continue reading Meet Anna!
Friends, I am super excited to announce that we will have a new guest poster next week. Our guest this coming week is Anna Wieser: geoarchaeologist, software tester, and PhD buddy extraordinaire! I'm particularly excited to have Anna write with us because she has been behind-the-scenes of the blog from the very beginning. Most of … Continue reading New Guest Post!
Field notes of a romantic geoscientist. I used to love reading about old timey explorers and geologists, the field journals of archaeologists and other field scientists. I'm nosy, and I love the outdoors and adventure. As a kid, I dreamed of going on expeditions like the ones I read about, totally unaware of issues of … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon III
Yesterday I promised a mostly photos post, and I swear I'm going to keep my promise. But first, a little context. First of all, you should know that I am a romantic--in the sense of big sweeping vistas and time alone with your thoughts--, and definitely a bit of a nature mystic under all the … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon II: a Romance in Photos
Eight days rafting through the Grand Canyon, sleeping under the stars, and being boggled by nature Leaving Lee's FerryThis is not a stock photo. I took this photo. With my crappy phone. Utterly incredible. As I will one day get around to blogging about, the spring of 2019 was a difficult, intense, exhausting several months. … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon: Q&A
(And #IsolationMitigation more generally) We seem to have found some times that work! The times below have worked for the past ~2 weeks, we'll stick with them for the foreseeable future. If we have to skip a day, we'll post on Instagram and Twitter. See you sometime this week! Coffee Breaks Tuesdays: 12-12:30 pm Cental … Continue reading Quarantine Coffee Breaks
Well, hello there! Welcome to my new office with its bright, natural light, an increasing number of plants, easy access to food, and a great view. Granted I thought moving into a new office would happen when I was being promoted, but... that promotion is still a ways off (#thanksdissertation). Instead this new scene is … Continue reading Work Life, Home Life
Week 3 of working from home and hanging out with people virtually! How are we doing? Everybody settling into their routine, or still struggling to make it all work? Personally, I found last week easier than the previous week and I'm hoping that trend continues. Though I'm mildly concerned I'll get too used to being … Continue reading Coffee Break Schedule: Week 3!
Thank you so much for joining me last week for coffee breaks and happy hour. I really struggle without social interaction, and I'm already getting a little squirrelly. The cat is very communicative, but his topics of conversation are unfortunately limited. I've adjusted the times and days for coffee break + happy hour a little … Continue reading Corona Coffee Break Week 2!