I was lucky enough to join some awesome fellow grad students on an overnight hiking trip last weekend in the White Mountains. Since we stayed in a hut with bunkhouses and a pretty serious kitchen, I can’t say we were backpacking, or even really camping…but I definitely appreciated the comforts, especially in the winter! I hadn’t […]Read more "Winter weekend in the Whites"
No long reviews this time, because I’m tired from traveling at the moment, and I’m not sure I have anything particularly insightful to add about any of these. But it’s kind of a tradition now, so here, in chronological order of reading, are the books I finished in 2017: The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman […]Read more "Books of 2017"
I had a hankering for lentil soup, but I didn’t want to just make one of the versions I’ve done before (good as they are). So I kind of mashed my lentil-spinach and curry-lentil soups together, with some help from Google to find an actual base recipe. I omitted the cilantro from the original. I […]Read more "Recipe: Red lentil curry soup"
I haven’t baked anything in quite a long time, and I’ve been feeling the fall spirit lately (despite relatively warm weather), so I decided to make a cinnamon-spiced treat. Googling “spelt biscotti” led me to a vegan gingerbread version that sounded good (linked below). Since I didn’t have ground cloves or blackstrap molasses, I opted […]Read more "Recipe: Maple spice biscotti"
I wrote this up because I looked at my breakfast this morning and wanted to give credit where credit is due. While I’ve loved me some muesli since my first bowlful in the Swiss Alps before a day of hiking with my family (my brothers and I were tagging along to a conference), I was recently […]Read more "Recipe template + variations: Overnight oats"
[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!)"