Friday Findings – Volume 3

A short overview this week, although not for lack of interesting things that happened. Here are the highlights from my week in ecology: Collaborate – collaborations are vital in academia. You can do more together than alone, and multiple brains are smarter than one. It’s also much more fun to discuss and discover with others,Continue reading “Friday Findings – Volume 3”

More omelette – I’m sorry

This week and the next I’m not at home. I’m working remotely as we have two weddings in the Netherlands in a rather short time. My chef thankfully had no issues with me working remotely for a couple of days, with which he made my life a lot easier, and me more relaxed for theContinue reading “More omelette – I’m sorry”

No judgement

These are the strangest of times. I don’t know how to feel about the things that are going on in the world right now. Roughly a year ago now, governments mandated that masks should be worn in the streets in the city center, even when COVID-19 case numbers were down to very low levels. WeContinue reading “No judgement”

Not only lazy…

I always thought I understood this problem. You’re lazy or too busy. I get it. I’m a lazy bastard too. From that perspective, I am generally very understanding towards other lazy fuckers like me. For most circumstances you can get away with some lazy… Not this time. We’re staying in a town this week thatContinue reading “Not only lazy…”

Not welcome here

Two nights back in my home country – the Netherlands. Two nights! That’s all it took to have our camper’s left side mirror kicked off in the middle of the night. (It’s no permanent damage, but the intention for worse must have been there.) They say the Dutch are tolerant and open-minded. Sure… Until youContinue reading “Not welcome here”

Friday findings – Vol. 2

This was a week buzzing with (tansy) activity! Here’s some highlights. 1) On Monday I gave a talk about some of the work we’re doing in my team on artificial light at night. In particular, I presented a study that is almost ready to submit. The talk inspired an interesting discussion, with some new ideasContinue reading “Friday findings – Vol. 2”

A nice small omelette

I talked a lot about this week about how it was busy and all, but it was also pretty awesome. Not only did I pretty much finish every important item on my to-do list for this week, the past few days were also filled with excitement of a kind I haven’t felt in years. GivenContinue reading “A nice small omelette”

The solution for a problem that doesn’t exist

This week flew by. I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! There’s a good reason why perception of time is a bit different for me this week. It went by almost in a continuous blur. I lost quite some sleep this week, as a result of having a to-do list that is longer than I likeContinue reading “The solution for a problem that doesn’t exist”