A tweet came by today, and it made me think… Because the Twitter plugin on WordPress keeps failing on me, I’ll paraphrase here. The tweet suggested that the pandemic (hereafter: fucking pandemic) hits academics hard, and that productivity has severely decreased since fucking pandemic times. The tweet was also asking how to maintain a competitiveContinue reading “Career perspectives in a pandemic…”
Monthly Archives: November 2021
The shittier posts matter too! Here’s why!
My writing on the blog has been a bit sketchy lately. Posts haven’t been very long or very detailed. Some might say boring, even. This may all very well be true. I ended yesterday’s post with the question why I would write a post anyway, if I know it is gonna suck. There’s a coupleContinue reading “The shittier posts matter too! Here’s why!”
Nine hours of driving today. One longer pit stop to let the kids, wife, and sister in law (who traveled back with us) blow of some steam in the forest playground, and let me pick up the latest, and for now last addition to my snake collection. It now feels complete. (Pictures will follow soon.)Continue reading “Complete”
After waking up in our Airbnb recreation home – or trailer if you wish – I planned to spend my Sunday morning and early afternoon visiting a small reptile expo. The main reason for this was that a breeder I know would be there, and I had to pick up some stuff. The expo itselfContinue reading “Uncomfortable”
Shortest post ever
Short post today. I’m on a wedding as I write this. Heike had to escape to feed the baby, so I managed to sneak out with her, and can safely write some words before we return to the party. So that’ll conclude my shortest post ever.
As long as it’s daily…
I have little to write today. I’ve done a lot of driving in the morning, and I’ve spent the day with family in the Netherlands. What I do with family is both wildly uninteresting, and, to be fair, none of anyone’s damn business. Hehe. I will instead spend the evening watching horrible Dutch Friday eveningContinue reading “As long as it’s daily…”
A hectic day today. Important meetings in the morning, but very fruitful ones. In between meetings, I insisted with my boss that we take critical decisions today, regarding our climate chamber experiment, which yesterday we discovered was infested with thrips. I think, no, I know I pissed him off today, but so be it. TheContinue reading “Hectic”
Run, run, run
Lately, I feel like the ‘Red Queen Hypothesis’ has been haunting me a lot. In our tansy chemodiversity project, we have been doing a lot of running. Yet, I feel like we’re not moving a centimeter in any direction. We just run, and run, and run, and then we run some more. God, it’s exhausting.Continue reading “Run, run, run”
My level of nerdiness!
Most people that know me, will know me for being a plant guy, and an insect guy, or perhaps both. For a long time, however, these were only a side project. Something I decided to pursue as a means to make a living – perhaps not the wisest choice, given the low success rate –Continue reading “My level of nerdiness!”
I’m not sure it’s edible…
My vegetable harvest this year sucked big time. The summer has been particularly mild and very wet. My garden is in a relatively shady side of the house, and although we picked the sunniest patch for our potted tomatoes, they all perished. Many of them developed disease. Brown rot, weird speckling, and overall, those tomatoesContinue reading “I’m not sure it’s edible…”