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7 Things I learned During My Sabbatical

It’s been a while since I posted an update. I’ve been back in the states 4 weeks now. I was in Greenport, Long Island for a week, then at home in Brooklyn for 2 weeks.  1,121 more words

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Summer in One Shelfie

Pretty much all of the highlights of the last 15 weeks crammed into 10 linear inches.


Back to School

It’s back-to-school day for my kids’ school district.  Just before 7 AM we put them on a big yellow bus and now I find myself in a less lively, but more sedate, household.   367 more words


Fitting it all in

As I embark on my third conference during my sabbatical, I have been reflecting on how I am fitting it all in – that is having the amazing opportunity to spend 3 months overseas with the family (and yes doing my fair share of sightseeing), whilst still being focused on work and writing and research. 725 more words



When a space capsule returns to the Earth, it has a heat shield to protect it from burning up in the atmosphere.  As I walked into our newly renovated house in Los Gatos I wondered, where is my heat shield? 440 more words

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After a 1.5 Year Sabbatical, Professor Universe Returns.

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After a 1.5 Year Sabbatical, Professor Universe Returns to NYC.

After the publishing disaster of his last book “ConFyDance” in 2013, professor Spaulding Universe took a break. 81 more words

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