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SOAR Update

Laura asked for a SOAR update, though she’s a long way away and not attending herself. I got off the waiting list last week, but the only reason I knew was that I contacted them. As a further sign of extreme disorganization on their part, SOAR is being held at a resort hotel that isn’t […]

Ack! Deadlines!

Many things to get done by tomorrow to make editors happy, make bosses happy, and maybe get a bit of the long weekend for myself. Three things to share with you all: 1. Still raining! 2. In all the busyness I completely forgot to plug the PA Endless Mountains Fiber Festival next weekend (!!!), Sept […]

A week off

I’m off to the Complex Weavers 2008 Seminar. Yes, it’s in Tampa at the end of June, and no, Peter Collingwood won’t be able to attend, but it will be just full of string geekery and other fibery goodness. I’m taking some interesting-sounding classes, including a couple that are well outside my usual interest zone. […]


The bad news: I’m on the waitlist for SOAR. The good news (I hope): I’m not very far down on the waitlist, so hopefully I still get to go. Not that I want other people to cancel, but… I have plans, you know!

Back to Madison

I want to post a few more photos of Madison, though since I’ve been home for an entire week it seems a bit out-of-date. The ice was gone by the time I left, thanks to the torrential rains during my tour of prairie restoration sites. I don’t think the ducks much mind either way.

True confessions of a scientist

This is a string blog, so I try fairly hard not to talk about work here. Still, I think anyone who reads this regularly would agree that I work very hard sometimes. It may not be so obvious that I work reasonably hard most of the time, though I do. (And sometimes I’m a complete […]

Problem solved

Laura and I are going to Complex Weavers in Tampa, FL this summer. Peter Collingwood is the guest of honor – you know I’ll be there! That was the easy part. But Convergence is right before it, also in Tampa, and I’ve been debating whether to go to the giant weaving conference as well as […]


By popular (???) demand, more of the Louisville penguins. The penguins, sculpted by Omar Ronda, are atop the 21c Museum. They apparently also wander the halls of the associated hotel.

Where’s Waldo? Or rather, Phiala?

Clue 1: This was taken along Main Street, just a block from the river. Clue 2: These are all over the place, and all different. Clue 3: Oh, must be Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Louisville Slugger! I’m here for a professional conference, and have been since Saturday. Gotta love that 6am flight out of […]

I didn’t expect Milwaukee

I thought I was going from State College to Omaha by way of Detroit, but when I arrived at the airport at 5am, I learned that half (!!!) the planes that were supposed to fly out that morning had not arrived the night before due to weather wherever they were coming from. Including mine. The […]