Tag Archives: Nebraska

Going against the grain—or rather corn

For better or for worse, US College athletics are an integral part of US society. However, maintaining a spirit of good sportsmanship should be an essential part of any athletic program. College sports have a huge impact on US universities; … Continue reading

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100 years of…. biochemistry!

No, not 100 Years of Solitude – Biochemistry! Last week was a very special occasion in our department – the celebration of 100 years of existence of our department, the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB). 100 years is … Continue reading

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A week of betrayal

Winter has finally arrived here in Nebraska; from mid-50 degree F weather just a few days ago, we hit a chilly low of 1 degree F early this morning. Even some of the local youth actually abandoned their gym shorts … Continue reading

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When the sh*te hits the asphalt

It’s a beautiful day in Omaha, Nebraska. Autumn foliage is spectacular this year, likely due to decent rains and very gradual temperature drops. So I took my favorite dog, and headed off to my favorite nearby lake. I am a … Continue reading

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My Life in Nebraska

Years ago, when I still permitted myself a very tiny slice of time for television, I enjoyed the antics of Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer in the British comedy series, “As Time Goes By.” In particular, I wholly identified with … Continue reading

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Science in isolation

A recent invitation and very pleasant visit at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (UOHSC) served as a stark reminder of the degree of isolation that I have been facing on a daily basis since moving to the University … Continue reading

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The horrible F-word

A week ago I returned from Washington DC from an NIH grant review session. At NIH, the forbidden F–word, is of course “funded.” However, as bad as the funding is right now, sometimes we scientists need to put things in … Continue reading

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In need of a distraction-part two, the unconscious bias

I have blogged recently about trying to distract myself from neck pain. One of the suggestions was that I drop a 7 pound hammer on my toe, but I declined to take this advice not just because it was given … Continue reading

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“Rigged”- a complex educational experience

A few years back when I was trying to teach my children how to play chess, I came across a really great teaching aid. It was called: “Fritz and Chesster“. I am reminded of this program now because when the … Continue reading

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Bad sports?

When we first moved to Omaha, Nebraska some years ago, and settled into our new house, it was a Friday. By Saturday noon, we had made an initial stab at organizing a few essential boxes, and wanted to relieve the … Continue reading

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