This is my 38th and final Mother of Invention blog post of 2021, a personal experiment I kicked off in January. Over the course of this year, I’ve published nearly 45,000 words, on topics as varied as climate change, summer camp, hybrid cloud, corporate jargon, resilience, and artificial intelligence. My posts have been viewed almost … Continue reading Behind the Blogs
I won second place in the 1986 Connecticut State Science Fair for a project entitled “Boys vs. Girls in Math.” It was my first (and only) science fair experience, prompted by a middle school teacher who saw me as a brainy kid who could handle the extra work. The topic was one suggested by my … Continue reading Boys vs. Girls in Math
“If only we had a scientist here,” my father-in-law lamented one Christmas Eve a few years ago. In the pre-COVID era, we celebrated amongst my husband’s big, gregarious Italian family, surrounded by fried fish, tins of butter cookies, and free-flowing wine. The questions at hand were something about whether, in the southern hemisphere, the toilet … Continue reading Do You Consider Yourself a Scientist?