Thursday, November 19, 2015


We're trying a new outreach activity this year in the AGU Booth at our annual Fall Meeting. We're encouraging people to sketch their science, an activity that took off at a recent Ecological Society of America meeting.

My colleague asked me to create some PowerPoint slides to play on the TV screens in the booth during the event. Hopefully these will attract some passers-by! 

drew everything using the free Paper app on an iPad. I can't wait to see what people draw at the meeting! Follow the #sketchyourscience hashtag on Twitter this Dec. 15-17.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Two years ago, I had the chance to travel to an AGU Chapman conference in Colorado. I took my old Canon AE-1 with me, which I had not used in a long time. Clearly, I still have some practicing to do with this camera but the resulting grainy, black and white photos are still fun!

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Our inaugural Dutch oven use produced a delicious beef stew.
Now I bet you're really hungry.

Monday, November 2, 2015

MD-88: WiFi Enabled

How charming are the buttons on this MD-88? I love the old-school square, plastic push buttons. Boy, did I wish I had an excuse to press the flight attendant call button. "What color will it light up?" I wondered. (The answer is orange.)

I also enjoyed the WiFi light, which was new to me.

It's the little things. 

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