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Slow Cookers for Pets, and The Blob Strikes Again

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

There are times I simply have to shake my head and say, “Only in a free America.” Today’s Follies examines two items that indicate crossing trends. At the moment, these trends strongly indicate we’re taking better care of our pets’ nutrition than we are our children’s. […]

A Great Way to Start December: Road Trip to New Orleans!

Starting this morning, we’re on a raid road trip to New Orleans, in the next-door country of Louisiana. The American Chemical Society is holding a big party regional meeting, and we’re going as a group to present some chemical research. And eat spicy Cajun. And tour the rue Bourbon.

It’s purely educational, of course.

Seven of […]

Da Dawgs are Back! Time to Herd Some Ducks…

Classes started today. I’ll list that as the excuse for the paucity of daily postings hereabouts. After all, as “new” faculty hereabouts, there have been more meetings than the BP disaster glee club. HR, committees, welcome this and signing that; the amount of stuff to do was frankly surprising, and I can’t really be […]

Summer’s Over, School is Here: Let the Games Begin!

Classes haven’t officially started yet, but we’re ramping up here at the University for Yet Another Semester. It’s my first as full-time faculty, and I’m already about a month behind. Or so. Teaching a full load of chemistry classes and labs at a liberal-arts school isn’t for the faint of heart! I’ll be leading […]