Science funding (rant alert!)

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 […]

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Taking time for something good

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 […]

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Skiing, marching, skiing again

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 […]

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Recipe: Oatmeal cookie variations

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 […]

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