[Edited to add: this is a draft of my public comment on “Review of Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996.” Comments may be submitted at the following site until May 26, 2017 for Bears Ears National Monument, and until July 10, 2017 for all other monuments under review: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001 ] America’s public lands, including national […]Read more "Dear Secretary Zinke…"
The Trump administration released its first budget outline today. As far as I have been able to keep track, here are the proposed budget changes for science funding by agency: NIH: -18% to science funding DOE: -20% to science funding NOAA: -17% overall + elimination of one of their main research programs EPA: -31% overall […]Read more "Science funding (rant alert!)"
I made this last week because I was craving something wholesome, tasty, and freezable for dinner. I was originally planning for a curry-inspired lentil soup, but we were out of curry powder, and then I decided on a whim to add some escarole (which I’d never cooked before; I had been planning to add kale, […]Read more "Recipe: Lentil soup with cumin and coriander"
This soup reminds me of one of my favorite family recipes (Mom’s bouillabaisse), but I think it’s a bit easier to make. I’ve made this twice now, once with squid and once with cod and shrimp. Both were excellent, and the squid one still tasted pretty good re-heated out of the freezer. Provencal Tomato Soup […]Read more "Recipe: Provencal tomato soup with fennel (and seafood)"
I felt guilty going cross-country skiing today, instead of going to Copley Square or Logan Airport to protest Trump’s most recent outrage against American ideals and common decency (that would be the executive order on Friday targeting refugees and immigrants from select Muslim-majority countries…he’s done some horrifying stuff since then, but few people seem to […]Read more "Taking time for something good"
Here’s a very brief summary of my last six weeks: finished the fall semester (not even going to try to recap that), went home, Zach arrived, had roommate Kristine over for a few days before Christmas and went downhill skiing (and helped her get some exposure therapy for her fear of dogs), woke up Christmas […]Read more "Skiing, marching, skiing again"
I’ve probably eaten more of these than any other cookie. The real beauty of these cookies that the recipe is just a template. You can add whatever dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, or other add-ins that you like. Just pick things that go well together (Mom sent me some interesting ones with craisins, orange zest, chocolate, and […]Read more "Recipe: Oatmeal cookie variations"