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'BEEP,' 'BEEP,' 'BEEP,' went the auto-rickshaw

After 24 hours of travel (4 hours spent in Delhi Airport) , my plane touched down into Dhaka, Bangladesh.  The 30 degree heat was instant as the doors of the plane were openeded, the humididty and apparent weight of the air unfamiliar. 438 more words


A Scientist in an Art Museum

I’m taking my sabbatical as Scientist-in-Residence at the Peabody Essex Museum (http://www.pem.org). You may ask, what could a scientist possibly have to do in a museum of art and culture? 294 more words


Bat Fit Update: Review and Renew

Apologies for the temporary hiatus in accessing my blog. For personal reasons I hid from the world for a little time, and did actually contemplate closing this site down completely. 1,727 more words


How to Write a Book Proposal

Just when you thought the hard part–actually writing the stupid thing–was over, you have to face the proposal.  I know some folks do this much earlier in the process but for me it’s during the writing/editing process that I honed my story and really figured out what the book was about.   318 more words


Time flies... when you are on sabbatical leave!

First of all, let me apologize for nearly six months of silence on this blog. May and June 2014 were super busy months at my workplace with instruction, collections, and liaison work on campus, and professional development and service responsibilities off-campus. 75 more words

Enjoying Life in the Now

I was listening to a Jillian Michaels podcast (don’t judge) about a Ted Talk by Stefan Sagmeister, an artist who designs album covers for major musicians. 307 more words