End of summer

I was trying never go more than a month between posts, but obviously didn’t make it.  But, now that Fall semester is looming ahead like a skyscraper-sized Cthulhu, hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things.  A few mildly bad things happened over the summer (one of which could have turned out genuinely catastrophic) and nothing particularly good.  Hopefully I’ll get into the swing of things as far as writing, but I don’t anticipate much positive to write about.  You know, good news for people who love bad news.  Hey, wait a minute…

 

 

Civilian

This summer has not been particularly productive.  Circumstances have conspired against me having long, dedicated chunks of time for research.  The course developement has been going slowly, but I should be okay for the coming semester – and hopefully not totally fucked for next spring.  The other stuff keeps me from maintaining any sort of consistency, but maybe that’s finally getting somewhere and potentially could be good. Continue reading

Summertime and the livin’s measly

(BTW, for those who view my home page, sorry for the recent lack of “Continue Reading” buttons; I just kept forgetting them, and kept forgetting to view the home page to see what it was looking like, as opposed to the “Dashboard” which is the “man behind the curtain” for a WordPress blog.)

So, summer is rushing by, but I’m making great progress on research.  Yeah, right.  Although I will get about a week’s worth of research done, I’m actually ass-deep in major course/curriculum development. Continue reading

Mentoring or lack thereof

The topic of mentoring has come up recently on some blogs that I read.  A lot of it is about women and minorities, and living in the research-intensive world.  I’ve never had the burden of professing while female/black/hispanic/etc., nor the privilege/burden of professing while being a “real” scientist.  So, I’m not going to link to other posts, and just do my own thing here.  I was going to write a post about how my summer is going, but maybe later this week. Continue reading