Fingers crossed that the snow and clouds clear up in the next 2 hours.
In other news:
I met a nice, smart, sexy, geeky hunk of a guy.
;) he’s pretty awesome.
Decided to defer.
My anxiety levels have plummeted by like 300%…
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Gorgeous pages from Astronicum Caesareum, 1540, a manual on the use of astronomical devices like the astrolabe. Hand-colored woodcuts by Michael Ostendorfer, written by Petrus Apianus, court astronomer to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that global warming is already having sweeping effects on human and natural systems.
writes into your flesh
you make of me.
I catch midnight
as moon fires
in my throat.
African-American Women Chemists
Jeannette E. Brown
This book profiles the lives of numerous women, ranging from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960’s when the Civil Rights Acts sparked greater career opportunities. Brown examines each woman’s motivation to pursue chemistry, describes their struggles to obtain an education and their efforts to succeed in a field in which there were few African American men, much less African American women, and details their often quite significant accomplishments. The book looks at chemists in academia, industry, and government, as well as chemical engineers, whose career path is very different from that of the tradition chemist, and it concludes with a chapter on the future of African American women chemists, which will be of interest to all women interested in a career in science.
Greening the ghetto, a TED-Ed talk by Majora Carter on environmental justice in South Bronx. “Race and class are extremely reliable indicators of where one might find the good stuff (like parks and trees) and where one might find the bad stuff (like power plants and waste facilities)”
The latest from RKA in LA: http://www.RKAinLA.com/2013/01/spotted-on-my-avenida/
Spotted On My Avenida
We live on Peace Avenue. I never want to move.
Do I go to a grad school program that could be great but I’m not 100% sure about, or continue living in my hometown (ugh), reapply to different, better schools next year and hope for the best?