One of my gigs here in wonderful Wisconsin is as a science writing intern/mad scientist for the College of Engineering at UW-Madison. The mechanical engineering department just hired four fantastically interesting new … Continue reading What do mechanical engineers do in Wisconsin
Hello from the cheesiest place on Earth! When we last spoke, I was packing all of my possessions into a one-way rental car and blasting off from my happy hometown … Continue reading Mad about MadTown
Hello from the future, brave and beautiful human beings!Even though my Ph.D. is in microbiology, and the very thought of physics makes me break out in anxiety hives, I think … Continue reading Turning to the next chapter
Gather ’round young’uns! Uncle Sam’s about to spin you a yarn about how the west was fun!I just got back from a little field trip to Wyoming, where I enjoyed … Continue reading Cheyenne, Wyoming the final FINAL frontier…Frontier Days, that is!
Two years ago I made a new friend. This aluminum-framed amigo entered my life while I was in mourning over the theft of my faithful Fuji Newest 2.0. After careful … Continue reading (re)Naming my bicycle
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away a manic mustachioed microbiologist posted recipes on this blog every week for a feature called Wellness Wednesday. Together we made … Continue reading Colorful Kale Salad Recipe
E pluribus unum, Americans. I hope everyone had an explosively enjoyable Independence Day. I adore the Fourth of July. Historical sticklers might argue that, in reality, the founding fathers declared INDEPENDENCE on July … Continue reading Uncle Sam and Jill-Freedom: Defending America, One Mountain at a Time