I had a gloriously geeky evening on Thursday. I’ve been taking the Master Naturalist class, so my Thursday evenings have been devoted to a lifelong fascination with the world around me. Lectures on botany, mycology, geology, and more… I’ve missed this kind of learning. So I showed up to the classroom where the class is… Read More Fascinations


The Inner Voice

“You’re not very good at this, are you?” Well, no. But then again, no one is very good at something they just started doing, are they? And add to that, if they think they are good, there’s a high probability that they are in fact bad at it. But that’s not what your inner voice… Read More The Inner Voice


Sharpening the Mind

I miss school. I didn’t think I would, but this week was the beginning of a new semester. One of my former classmates texted me on her way to classes that it wasn’t going to be the same without me. I sat there thinking about the classes I didn’t take, but would have liked to…… Read More Sharpening the Mind


Pursuit of Polymath

I’ve been called a Renaissance woman, a Heinlein girl, and asked many times how I can reconcile my artistic tendencies with a passion for science. The reality is that I grew up with no barriers, no one telling me ‘you can’t do that because you’re a girl.’ I took to heart early, Heinlein’s words that… Read More Pursuit of Polymath


Almost Done

I have one final left, tomorrow. Actually, it’s a presentation, with an accompanying paper, so I am not really worried about it. Today I have an off day, which will likely be full of, well, life. I have my First Reader home with me, so I’m not going to be online much, but I wanted… Read More Almost Done