Nerdy Adventures in Cooking: Miss Martian Cookies

In addition to my many geeky hobbies (anime, video games, comics, etc.), I also enjoy cooking and baking. Whether or not I’m great at it is up for debate, but I definitely enjoy it. So what better way to pursue my love of cooking than by exploring new and interesting avenues therein? From that sentiment was born… Nerdy Adventures in Cooking. (Full disclosure: I first got the idea while baking bread that I saw on the anime Yakitate!! Japan That will probably be a future entry.) Read More Nerdy Adventures in Cooking: Miss Martian Cookies

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Discipline & Doubt In Writing a Novel

Back in the heady days of NaNoWriMo 2012, I highlighted Semi-Charmed Life by Nora Zelevansky as one of the NaNo projects turned real, live novels. Nora was generous enough to share with us some thoughts on the challenges of writing and turning an idea into a full-fledged novel. You can find more from her on her site, http://norazelevansky.com/.  -Slay Read More Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Discipline & Doubt In Writing a Novel

Unseen, Unheard, Unvalued, Unimportant…

… and yet folks wonder why I’m angry.

There are so many things I would rather be writing about today. There are so many sad things I could be writing about today. Instead of those things, I am writing this. Read More Unseen, Unheard, Unvalued, Unimportant…

Women in Academia: Notes from a New PhD on the Best Advice Received in Graduate School

This space is for discussion about the experiences of women in academia. I try to provide a  broad perspective, but as a lone scientist, unless I hand the microphone over to some other brilliant people, I am only really providing one. Enter Dr. Carly Kocurek, a newly-minted PhD in American Studies. Recently, she reflected on her experiences throughout graduate school, and here is the wisdom she has picked up from years of hard work, hard schooling, kicking butt, and taking names.  Read More Women in Academia: Notes from a New PhD on the Best Advice Received in Graduate School