Archive for October, 2005

What It Is

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Education as a broad topic is one of the things that interests me a lot. I can think of a couple reasons why (it’s important to everything, public policy is interesting, cogsci is interesting, my parents care about it), but what’s cool is I’m finally old enough that I can start seriously thinking about how. […]

Portland Rocks, part III

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Sometimes it’s hard to believe I’m living in a real city with real adults.

Check out this page in the Portland Mercury (a local newspaper). Scroll down to “Urban Golf.”…

The Greatest Gift

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

I have decided it’s alcohol. It’s fun to give, it’s fun to receive, it’s fun to share. A good deal all around, really. So last week I spent about 10 hours a day Sun-Tues working on a new web design. It finally works, with adjustable font and window sizes, dynamic rollovers, all the cool stuff, […]

Portland Rocks, part II

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

The second reason Portland rocks (after the people that live here) is, of course, the people that work here. Everyone knows that my last job, coordinating Orientation Adventure, rocked. So I’ll use a photo essay to show how The Bus = OA = hella tight. On the left is the New, on the right is […]

Conni Visit

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Oct 14-16
My sister-in-law is coming up from Corvallis to visit! She’s going to some pharmacy-related conference, but we’re going to try to see Mirrormask (one of those limited-release little movies) on Friday.

The Dismal Business

Monday, October 10th, 2005

One of the weakest aspects of living in general is the fact that people with power can make bad decisions. The other weakest thing is how important personal relationships are. Of course both of these are fine if you’re on the decision-making end, but both create a situation that’s “less than ideal,” as NOLS instructor […]

My First Grant!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

So my while my mom is in the process of applying for her second brazillion dollar package of smiles from the late great Howard Hughes (to make sure kids learn science — yay mom for the first one and good luck with the renewal!), I applied for and was awarded my own grant! Mine is less than 1/2500 the size, but…