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26 November 2010

Still Alive!

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!

10 November 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity

Hey everyone, sorry I've been a bit absent from here of late - I've been very busy with school work, and other work, then I was sick for about two weeks... it's been a very hectic time in general. I've had a lot of fun amongst all of the craziness, though. One thing I got to do - one of the benefits of living close to DC - was go to the Rally to Restore Sanity on Oct. 30. It was just amazing. I've never seen that many people in my life let alone been in amongst them. The trains were full, and the crowd was packed shoulder to shoulder filling up the National Mall. It was a great experience even if I couldn't really see what was going on. I was lucky to have my friends Josh and Meg come in from Kansas to go along with me, and we met up with my other friend Brendan afterward so it was a great time all together. I took a few videos - mostly I got the crowds, since we couldn't see the stage from where we were at. It'll give you an idea of what it was like, though, I hope. Please forgive the crappy cinematography - I don't have much practice with the camera yet. I'll post some thoughts on it all later, maybe, but right now I've got to get back to work. :)


Crowded Metro Station


Crowd on the Mall


Interesting Sign...


Crowd Moving Away from the Mall.
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