Switzerland Soil

After a 5 hour drive (well really it was a ride…thanks again Eric), a grueling 8.5 hour flight, many shuttle rides, a short train ride, and a decent amount of walking, I am officially on Switzerland soil. It feels incredibly surreal to sit and type this post as I soak in the remaining rays of […]

On The Eve Of Departure

It has arrived, departure is only a few days away and I find myself is a place of great anticipation and excitement. I have packed and unpacked to ensure that I have all that I need (and no more). I have researched and explored as much as possible before leaving the comforts of home. I […]

On the Eve of Departure

So the title is a little misleading because I don’t actually leave for three more days, but with all the preparation that has gone into the trip, three days is a blink of an eye. At this point I am extremely excited and frantically trying to get organized. Dry cleaners, bookstores, banks, and emails have […]

On the eve of travel…

It’s hard to believe that our European adventures are so close to beginning!  As my flight date (May 19) approaches I have a number of things on my mind including… 1) Graduation!  Yep, my dissertation defense has been scheduled for … Continue reading

Scientists (and the professoriate) as bullies?

The White House has this past week released a report on the impending consequences of global climate change, consequences which are largely being observed already throughout the country.  Severe droughts in the Southwest and Pacific coast, intense hurricanes and tropical … Continue reading