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!
Thanks for joining me and helping ease the isolation today, friends! TinyChat was a bit of a wash, so we're trying something new. Apparently Zoom is useful for this sort of thing, and we don't have to download an app to use it. So we'll try that! Here are the links for coffee break times … Continue reading Quarantine Coffee Break: Update
Whether you're used to working from home or not, the corona virus quarantine is something none of us were truly prepared for. If you're like me, you might be starting to get a bit squirrelly without human interaction. Or without some new and different humans to interact with. So I've come up with a work … Continue reading Quarantine Coffee Break
As many of us prepare to work from home and to move in-person classes online, there's a lot to consider and think about (beyond whether or not 2 years worth of toilet paper will be enough). I came across this article this morning and recommend it for anyone facing course migration in the next week … Continue reading Teaching in the Time of the Corona Virus Pandemic