Author: Nicole

What now?

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Last night, I finally cried. It had been welling up inside me before that, but had dissipated from shock or numbness or just a need to move on to something else. I don’t know what let it come this time,…

Summer Travel

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Summer as a full-time professor means I get the opportunity to travel. Actually, I have the opportunity to do a lot of things, and I’m currently trying to do them ALL. Because why not? But, I am using my precious…

#FirstYearProf Comes to an End!

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Tomorrow, I’ll be walking at graduation, but not my own. Nevertheless, it’s a momentous occasion for me. My first year as a professor has come to a close! It really felt over last week when I submitted all my final…

I get Questions

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Being the “token astronomer” in some of my circles means that I get asked all kinds of interesting questions. Like this: “You’re an astronomer! Tell me – is it normal for your boobs to actually be separate entities outside your…

Catching up to 2015

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Back when I was writing a bit more regularly, I was posting monthly updates here. Since I haven’t been doing so and have just gotten this site running again, here’s a list of what I’ve been doing (other than teaching…

Was hacked, but now I’m back!

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Hello, everyone. So this site has been lying dormant for quite some time. As you may know, I finished up my postdoc in Illinois, spent some time in New York, and finally made it to New Hampshire where I’m now…

Winter Wrap-Up

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Well the semester has wrapped up and just got back from visiting family for the holidays. 2015 promises to be an interesting new year with a whole bunch of changes. But first I should wrap up my work across the web…