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22 October 2015

Being objective (with yourself)

I recently recorded a podcast with Chris Jones of Rock Your Research¬†(check out that website – he’s had some great guests on so far!) The very first question I got to answer about grad school was what I struggled the most with, and all those of you who’ve gone through grad school can probably guess that I said “impostor syndrome”. I’ve written a little bit about it before, but it’s …


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2 January 2011

Geolutions and reflections for 2011

Happy New Year!

I tend not to make traditional resolutions (get fit, eat healthy, etc. etc.) because I know I’ll eventually forget about them, but I do like to make geolutions, or geologically-oriented plans for the new year. I thought I might list a few, as well as a few grad-school-related thoughts I’ve been mulling over in the past few weeks.


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21 December 2008

Geolutions: Looking Forward and Back

Christie and Callan have already put up their “geolutions” for 2009, so I thought I’d take a look at some that I made a year ago, and make a few for the coming year. There aren’t many serious ones in the old list, and I made them fully expecting to break them, but let’s see how I did: #1. I will not succumb to apoplexy when approached and “corrected” by …


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1 January 2008

Happy New Year!

Resolutions for geologists is the theme of the day. My personal resolutions usually tend toward the usual – get in better shape, finish working on some project I’ve been letting languish on my desk, acquire a totally gorgeous boyfriend who can appreciate the wonders of a really great outcrop of columnar basalt… (Okay, that one I made up, although it would certainly be nice.) But this time I thought I’d …


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