I just got home from a mini get-away with a few of my best friends. While I had the best of intentions when it came to prepping this post ahead of time, here I am, a few hours away from when it should go up, feeling completely braindead. Rather than offer a poor attempt at the topic I had in mind, I thought I would bring you all along on my procrastination journey.
Step 1: Set up Your Space
It’s hard to focus when your work area is a mess. The night is still young, so you might as well start things out right by straightening up your desk.
Step 2: Find Some Snacks
Obviously you are going to need sustenance to continue. You aren’t going to write anything of quality on an empty stomach.
Hello all, and welcome back from the CWR hiatus!
It is with great sadness that I must now bow out as an author at CWR, especially after such an embarrassingly short run. While there’s no shortage of topics to cover, it turns out that I simply cannot balance the blog with my graduate studies and teaching responsibilities this coming Fall.
As passionate as I am about science in general, and, in particular, how it interfaces with the culture we live in, I’m currently constrained to devoting most of my critical thinking to these adorable beasts:
The Northern Map Turtle
Fun fact: there are roughly 300 known species of turtle in the world today, and nearly half of them are threatened and endangered. That’s pretty terrible, especially since these hearty guys have been around since before the friggin’ dinosaurs. Even more troubling is the fact that it’s basically 100% our fault. The species I’m working with is threatened in much of its existing range in North America, so I’m both excited and apprehensive about our continued efforts on this project. So rest assured, I’m leaving for the best reasons.
I’ve followed this blog from its inception, and will continue to do so. I’m proud to have contributed to it, and look forward to continuing on with you, dear readers, as one of your number. Please do continue to stop by, and comment frequently!