Coffee and a lap blanket; time to get reading

Coffee and a lap blanket; time to get reading

One struggle I have faced with graduate school revolves around reading; am I reading enough? Am I reading enough about the things I should be…

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Alive and Living Well

Alive and Living Well

Today is Oct 4th, and I’m sitting at a table in a loft apartment in Healy, Alaska, population 1,021 (est. from 2010 Census). One year…

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Life is too short to spend it counting red blood cells

Life is too short to spend it counting red blood cells

I wrote and successfully ran my first Macro….I have no idea what Macro means but I know it’s a piece of code used to perform…

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For a day when you're lost in your emails.....

For a day when you’re lost in your emails…..

Being a graduate student has it’s challenges. I’m finding most of my challenges are psychological; how can we get everything done we need to do…

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Out of the Office Reply

Out of the Office Reply

So the countdown is on. I have less than 24 hours before leaving Ontario, flying from Ottawa to Iqaluit- Iqaluit to Southampton and being dropped…

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The glory of snail mail: arctic connections

The glory of snail mail: arctic connections

So you’re leaving home for several weeks. If you’re doing research then time will likely fly and creep at various times. It’s those slow days…

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Heading to a remote camp? How much STUFF do you need to bring?

Heading to a remote camp? How much STUFF do you need to bring?

This post could only come AFTER my first field season to the Arctic. I’ve learned a lot about what to bring into a remote field…

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Gettin' Crafty: doing something other than grad work

Gettin’ Crafty: doing something other than grad work

Moving away from science and science-related topics, every once in a while you need to think about something other than your project, your grad work…

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