Warhorse

Our new endeavor has been going for the past six months or so and a lot has changed from my old position.  Different company.  Different lab.  Different projects.  Lots of change. Yet, some things stay the same.  Molecular biology is still the same – just different arrangements of A, G, C, and T really.  And…

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New Routines

So, Penny and I have a new regular weekday routine. A few of you may know, but last month I started working at a start-up biotech company that a couple of colleagues and I are trying to get off the ground.  At the end of last year, we were scouting lab space and getting enough…

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Friday Afternoon Practice

I don't know whether "soothing the savage beast" is really appropriate, but she does seem pretty happy just to chew her towel while I'll play. d9 — Piano Practice Good girl! Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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Tired Dog Is A Good Dog

I promise that this space won't become All Puppy All The Time, but The Beloved is off on a business trip and so Penny and I are spending some quality get-to-know-you-time… d7 — Dogball and BizzyBee Apparently, this sort of napping is MUCH preferred to getting put in her crate! Read and post comments |…

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Re-org’d

One of the things about being out-of-work is that a list of "things I ought to do" rapidly assembles itself, belying the notion that you are "off".  This week was no exception — and as I prepared to convert my home office area into something more functional, I realized it'd been too long since I'd…

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The Calm of Palms

One thing I really like about The Aerie is that it catches the late afternoon breezes that come up off the ocean — and one of my favorite sounds is that of the rustling of palm branches together.  I also love the way they filter light. d4 — Frond Both are incredibly relaxing. Read and…

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My Favorite Gadget

One of the things that I know will get a good workout while I’m off is my piano.   With a pretty wide-open schedule, there’s really an opportunity to spend some time really getting better (and I mean relatively, I’m not sure I’ll ever be “good”…) at this thing. The piano is a funny thing.  In…

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An Experiment

Well, today is officially Day One of not —errr — being employed – and it’s weird, but not terrible.  Last week was busier with checking out, cleaning up and other commitments than I originally thought, so it was actually a pretty busy time. Today however is a different story.  There’s laundry and some phone calls…

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