I just got slashed by a talon while trying to rescue an animal. It just goes to show,
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.
OK, yes, the talon belong to a turtle…Correction…A tortoise (I just looked up the difference between a turtle and a tortoise). But he was a really BIG TORTOISE, probably a foot in diameter. He was trying to cross the road, so I had to help him across so he wouldn’t get hit by a car, right? Read more ›
Final Exams Prep
It’s June! Everyone’s thoughts turn to summer vacation.
If you are a teenager, your thoughts need to turn towards Final Exams Prep…Again. You know that yucky feeling you get in the pit of your stomach at the mere mention of exams? I have a way to minimize it.
Set Up A Study Schedule. Don’t wait for your school to hand out the exam schedule. The administration knows what it is already. Go get a copy! Read more ›
Warning- This post does not handle this conversation delicately. It is frank and to the point.
As a teacher, I’ve heard it all (okay, maybe not all, but I’ve heard a lot). Students have soooo many misconceptions about their bodies, about how others see them, and about what is going on socially in their school. As a Biology Teacher, I get to debunk the Sex Myths Believed By Inexperienced Teens. The funny thing is the same misconceptions are repeated every year, no matter where I’m teaching. Take the Prom Night Sex survey, then take the Quiz below.
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To paraphrase Jamie K. Schmidt from her fabulous workshop on Writing Novellas, there are 24 hours in a day. That breaks down into:
8 hours of sleep
8 hours of work
8 hours for everything else
8 hours for everything else?
That’s huge! That’s 56 hours a week! That’s more than enough time to fit in everything, including writing and exercise (and laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and most importantly, nurturing the important relationships in your life). Read more ›
Last year (as in Last Winter, not 2015), the snow in Connecticut was voluminous. We received record-breaking amounts that fell on the previous record-breaking amounts. The snow was too deep to plow the lake for hockey, but some of the ice-fishermen were not deterred.
My neighbor’s Adirondacks chairs were completely buried in snow for a month. I took this picture after a few days of warmer weather. Read more ›
Have you been on a cruise before? Could you tell whether your fellow passengers were Science Geeks? Probably not. Just finished my very first cruise. That was quite an experience. As I hobnobbed with other cruisers over the final breakfast before debarking, we shared favorite moments and souvenirs. Differences became evident.
This is how Science Geeks cruise (well, at least, this is how this Science Geek cruises).
You know, I look like the other cruisers. I dress like them. I eat when they eat (actually, more often), dance when they dance, and go on excursions like they do, but as we fished our keepsakes out of our bags and proudly displayed them on the table, it became glaringly obvious— I wasn’t really one of them after all. Read more ›