I am, in fact, still alive believe it or not. I've been depressingly absent from my blog lately thanks to an overwhelming and persistent sickness and busy-ness. I have a lot of work yet to do before the semester is out, so I'm afraid that this site will be pretty dead for another month or so.
In spite of all that, though, there are some pretty exciting things going on. My girlfriend, Megan, has finished her Peace Corps training in Tanzania, and is now at her official site where she'll be teaching math and science for the next two years. I'm working on a paper for possible publication on my work this Summer out in Nevada, and some of the lessons learned from that experience. And my professor/boss is looking into joining an NSF project that should be very interesting - a study of the Chesapeake Bay model using a kind of STS approach.
I'll post more on all of this later on. Right now I should work on PhD school applications, and papers, etc. Wish me luck!