A zoom in of Marcos Island, Florida, an upscale community on the Gulf Coast side of the state. The city is was built on marshy barrier islands and is susceptible to beach erosion and sea level rise. It’s surrounded by protected conservation land, marine protected coast land, and was, until today, restricted from rapid development and expansion. The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, is set to reverse the trend by signing a slate of bills that would allow aggressive development in this and other protected areas around the Everglades. Over 20 environmental regulations and decades of environmental and land conservation battles are about to be destroyed at the stroke of a pen. But, if you’re a real estate developer, it sure is a pretty place to bulldoze…
And what a dumb place to build anyway- I hope no one insures the homes built in this location. I would expect this whole area will be under water by the end of the century anyway.
I’m glad this day happened, and I hope that it can catalyze change in the institution. Everyone deserves to be able to be safe and supported in their education and life, no matter if they are fewer in number, or quieter in voice. And I’m proud to say that a majority of the graduate students in my program attended the talks and participated in discussions about the issues. I’m glad to know my peers support equality.
3 ice cubes
1 shot Tequila, your call: shelf or well
1/2 shot Contreau
1/2 shot Rose’s sweetened Lime Juice
3/2 shot Pineapple Nectar, preferably something super organic and REAL
Lime squeeze, lime wedge
stir, shake, whatever.
Practicing my bar skillz for when I get my Master’s. I aim to be employable.
So, I received Honorable Mention for my application package to the NSF GRFP. I’m a bit bummed, just because my package could have been close to getting an offer. BUT! I’m happy because Honorable Mention really is an honor.
The cephalopod bowl. Stay Tuned for a whole line of cephalopod ceramicware… including mugs, vases and plates.
This is what we are doing, respectively, on opposite sides of the world. That is, I am working on levitating, and he is working on being cool in a place where it’s 80+ degrees every day.
Skiing at Moosilauke a few weeks ago. We couldn’t get all the boys smiling in the same picture… and yes, I am wearing a fanny pack.
I know you don’t get far on the internet by posting recipes without beautiful instagram pictures… but I don’t have an iphone, and this recipe is too good not to share.
The recipe is based on the Carrot Soup Recipe from the Moosewood cookbook.
2 Tbs Olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 lil nub ginger, minced
saute in the bottom of your soup pot for 5-7 minutes, as you chop the carrots and sweet potato.
4 large carrots, chopped
1 small sweet potato, chopped
Saute 5-7 more minutes, before adding 1.5 - 2 C water, juice from half a juicy lemon, and a cube of vegetable boullion.
1 can coconut milk
1 Tbs Soy Sauce (or gluten free Tamari)
2 Tbs Peanut Butter
sweet chili sauce, and more chili sauce if you like spicy
4 leaves chopped kale
cook 7 more minutes, or until all ingredients are tender. Blend the soup. Leave some chunks for texture if you like (I did). Pepper to taste - it should not need salt, due to the soy sauce and peanut butter. I’m eating mine right now with slices of avocado. I would recommend this soup paired with cornbread or very simple arepas.
A month ago, when I featured this photograph by Mitch Dobrowner, I didn’t make the connection that I’d already come across Dobrowner’s work at the Look3 Festival in my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. It was this past summer at a nighttime slide show featuring the work of a couple dozen or so photographers in an outdoor pavilion. Dobrowner’s work was among the first up. I was with my sister and we were both wowed. His photographs featured at Look3 were from a series he did on storms, and they immediately popped to mind as I was listening just now to tomorrow’s interview with New York Times environmental reporter Justin Gillis. It’s all about climate change and extreme weather. Behold, the power of the skies.
Clouds. What I think about all day.