Part of my effort to dig up some of the old posts that became unlinked when I switched hosts. And because I have no time before work this morning. It’s a topic worth revisiting for discussion, though. There is some debate over what jobs men and women are best at. In the current cultural push… Read More [Repost] Hold my Beer and Watch This
As part of the new routine, the First Reader and I have found a new time to spend together. Before I have to be on the road for work – and the sun doesn’t come up until after I am in windowless labs for the day, which makes walking outside at lunchtime an interesting experience… Read More Pre-Dawn Calm
On my weekend (everyone else’s Monday) I squeezed in a trip over to Cox Arboretum, where there is a special garden. Woodland wildflowers tend to be difficult to cultivate, but they have succeeded, and filled out the garden with crowd-favorite domestics. It was an enchanting place to walk through and photograph, and introducing the Jr… Read More Spring Wildflowers
I rarely review one of my research books, in no small part because I don’t always read the whole book. This one was an exception to that, and an exceptional read to boot. I picked up The Shaman’s Coat, written by Anna Reid, with some trepidation. I am planning on setting the next book in… Read More Review: The Shaman’s Coat
I’ve been toying with this article for a while, and decided the only way to do it justice was to write a series of articles, rather than trying to cram it all into one place. It started, as so many of my ideas do, in a conversation between the First Reader and I. We were… Read More Food Anthropology: From the Beginning
It struck me this morning that my laissez faire approach to insect hunting is slowly morphing into something else. I was stalking bugs yesterday after work, just casting around behind the house for some little thing, and as I hung poised over the flowers waiting for movement so I could focus and shoot, it crossed… Read More Gotta Catch them All!
This should be a relatively short post. I’m tired, which I expected, although today was better. I fit in a trip to the grocery and a walk with my daughter in after work. But I was contemplating something this morning, while I was at work bouncing around like a ferret on a pixie stick. I’m… Read More Work Gets the Best of Me
This is a link round-up of articles I ran across that look interesting. The first one is actually related to why I do link round-ups… and it’s not just because I’m too tired to think straight by the time I get home at night! Derek Lowe’s column is one of my daily reads, but I… Read More Nerves, Remakeries, and a Very Cold Case
A blast from the past… three years ago I wrote this, but it is still pertinent today. I’m reposting as it’s in a several month period of blog posts which got lost when I moved hosts a couple of years ago, and I need to dig through those and republish the good stuff, while I’m… Read More Writers Have Vanity Issues [Repost]
It’s off to work I go! Finally, after months of looking and waiting for the right job, I’ve got one. I’m a bit nervous, quite excited, and will likely be tired for a week or so until I adjust to the new routine. I’ll be working as a laboratory technician, conducting microbiology tests for quality… Read More Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho!
If I’m going to continue in the vein of the home as a business, which is what this series has been doing, I need to consider what a business does, having already touched on how it does it. A business provides some sort of service or product, which in turn brings in a profit for… Read More Home Executive: The Product
Continuing on the theme of talking about food, farms, and cultivation methods, I wanted to settle down on my soap box and talk about one of my favorite things. I grew up with parents who were very interested in gardening, producing our own foods, preserving it.. in other words, quite old-fashioned and what would now… Read More Monoculture, Agriculture, Permaculture