Your Citation, or Mine?

Over the last two days, I have brought the final (or, at least, second-to-last) set of edits on my thesis to a resounding finish. I now feel much more confident about the coherency and readability of everything that I was trying to say throughout the roughly 165-page tome. In the first few versions of the…

A Date with the Career Counselor

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to visit with a career counselor to talk about what makes me tick when it comes to working environment, desired career roles, and personal goals. It’s been exceedingly beneficial for me to step back and look clearly through the haze of competing and contradictory employment-related messages…

The Curse of the Hallux Valgus

I have a curse. It’s not rare, it’s not life-threatening, but it is a curse. Some days it hobbles me more than others, and I have to gingerly mince my way around. Thank god for corrective footwear. For those of you familiar with the term, ‘Hallux Valgus’ is a curse that modern people live with…

A femme fatale and a brilliant female scientist

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A femme fatale and a female scientist walk into a bar….but that’s where the joke ends. Instead of ordering a drink, these two dynamos stand in the center of the room and let all eyes fall on them. The looks that they garner are filled with admiration…