We survived the Minne-Faire, with some loss of sleep and sanity from finishing projects and packing everything. Sometimes I’m amazed how much MFH can complicate his process of getting out the door. From the physics point of view, the world is already plenty complex, and we look for ways to simplify things enough [...]
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As I’ve mentioned before, every week we see precisely zero recruiters bringing shiny cars and ponies to my doorstep to beg me to come back to work. The U.S. has too many Ph.D.’s in the sciences, not too few. I fortunately never made it onto the postdoctoral and adjunct professor paths.
A very tiring week, already. Long days, and the furnace was out for a day (luckily a warmer day), and today there was wet, heavy snow to shovel.
On Sunday I noticed that I really need more photons in my life. It was a snowy and gray day. We went to church early, [...]
This piece by Victor David Hanson reminded me very strongly of BoingBoing, for some reason.
I’ve been reading a lot of Mr. Money Mustache articles lately, just for something that is optimistic.
I’ve also been reading Mystic Mud, from a large family starting over on a mountaintop. (A somewhat different kind of optimism is involved there.)
For my own amusement, I totalled up the various major expenses of the past couple [...]
I think it was on our last date night that MFH said, “Now I feel like a grown-up again,” and I laughed. It occurred to me later that what he really meant was a grown-up without children, because we do real grown-up work 24-7. Before contraception and crap like that, the average grown-up [...]
Last night I “watched” the PBS election night coverage: part of the time with the sound off, part of the time reading OLC’s comic books, and then sleeping through the rest of it until StrongBaby woke up and I had to go to bed for real. Everyone in the studio seemed extra-dressed-up for [...]
Well, we finally did see one Romney yard sign nearby. Still not all that many Obama signs, and there are far more Obama ‘08 bumper stickers than Obama ‘12 stickers. I’ve decided to vote Constitution Party again for president.
A while back I was trying to explain to MFH why I oppose Obamacare: [...]
We had the debate on, but I didn’t listen to much of it, because I was busy with this and that. From what I heard, it sounded like they were trying to work in many of their domestic policy talking points–the same “he said, he said” that was in the first two debates, which [...]
We watched the debate, but couldn’t hear it all because StrongBaby was in full Little Shtinker mode.
I did not like the format, and it was obvious that Romney didn’t either. The moderator really seemed to favor Obama, especially in the beginning, interrupting him with only a “Mr. President, Mr. President” while she would talk [...]