Where in the world is SOIMF?

I’ve moved to a new place and a new job!  See if you can guess where I am based on this photographic journey of my first week.  Ten imaginary internet points for the country and 100 imaginary internet points for the city! Obligatory cute animal There’s a clue if you know your bees! Rainbow Sorry […]

Links to share (distracted version)

Okay, so the process of moving to my new location is less organized than I would like and I’m still trying to get myself sorted (finding a place to live, getting an office key, things like that), but here are some links for you to read in the meantime! http://www.earthtouchnews.com/natural-world/animal-behaviour/screech-owls-keep-blind-snakes-as-live-in-housekeepers Bumblebees can smell who visited […]

A prospective retrospective

(aka playing with prefixes) Dear reader(s), I won’t lie…2016 was a rough year for me (and many others). It was a year of lost friends and lost hopes, of rejection and disillusionment. It was a year of drought and 14 hour field days and many, many 70 hour work weeks.  I know I didn’t post […]

Back to where you once belonged…

(That’s the song for this post) I’m at a weird place in my life…I just started a new postdoc position where I finished grad school two years ago, with my PhD adviser.  In the intervening two years, I was a postdoc in a different lab, in New York, and I never imagined that I’d be […]

Songs for a hopeless wanderer

I’m about to move (again)*, as is my way, and I thought it would be fun to collate some moving songs as a sound track for packing! Mumford and Sons, Hopeless wanderer: I love them and this is incidentally also a hilarious music video. Matthew Wilder, Break my stride: One of the first running songs […]

The Sun Rising, John Donne

Feeling the time pressure right now, haha The Sun Rising Busy old fool, unruly Sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains, call on us? Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run? Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide Late schoolboys, and sour prentices, Go tell court-huntsmen that the king will ride, Call country ants […]