Planning ahead: Dealing with chronic illness

I’ve mentioned previously on the blog that dealing with a chronic illness can make it difficult to plan for the future. I want to talk about this in a bit more detail. When I talk about planning for the future, I’m thinking about two different things: (1) planning for a specific event: a conference, workshop,…

ice

Out with the old, in with the new

*Updated Jan 9 with info from CSP. Now is the time when everyone posts their ‘best of 2015’ lists, so I thought I’d join in on the fun. Over at Science Borealis, we counted down our top ten most read editorial posts on the Borealis Blog. Our talented group of volunteer editors cover a broad…

Choices

I have a three inch scar on my left forearm, winding thin and white across my yellow-brown skin. The pup who gave it to me, with his jumping retriever excitement and sharp toenails, died of cancer almost three years ago now. Every time I look at it I feel the dusty, desert-like heat of a…