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
"The On To the Future (OTF) program supports students from diverse communities to attend the Annual Meeting by offering partial travel funding, full meeting registration, one-year membership, mentorship, and special sessions with leadership while at the meeting."- GSA On To The Future Back in 2018, I was part of the Geological Society of America's On … Continue reading On To The Future
November is the cruelest month (and yes, I know that's callous). If you're involved in any realm of academia, this is a fact you already know. November is the month you constantly drop the ball because you're juggling so many items--at least one of them a chainsaw. Then suddenly it's December, when all the things … Continue reading To Tide You Over