Category Archives: on a personal note

Total loss department – Incident management solutions (Or: The “Isis-Gee Incident”)

Yesterday, I posted a letter for my husband containing paperwork for the insurance claim connected to someone rear-ending his new (used) car, totally destroying it and leaving it a write-off. The address above struck me as funny: “total loss” and … Continue reading

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For all brave and tired parents out there

The reactions on Twitter to my post here from yesterday were unexpected, funny and heartwarming. (Also: scary.) I put some of them together on Storify to share. (If anyone can tell me how to embed this better/prettier, please do!) Storify … Continue reading

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You make it look possible

After my younger son was born earlier this year, I was at home for 11 weeks before I went back to work. He stayed with my mother for a bit before he could start nursery at three months. Two weeks … Continue reading

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Maxine Clarke

I learned only now, via Twitter, that Maxine Clarke has died. Maxine was kind of the reason I started blogging. Back in 2008 I rather suddenly – and unexpectedly – found myself having been made the editor-in-chief of a small … Continue reading

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Mothers rule

It’s exactly the right kind of time for some serious mother-appreciation. My mother is with us this evening; right now, she and my son are doing a ‘science experiment’ from a little booklet I picked up (it’s a clever little … Continue reading

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I’m facing a challenge

Unable to do station work due to strong weather. Around 0000 GMT, winds reached a high of 67 knots after building for several hours during the afternoon and evening. Seas reached 60-65 feet. We have been running a weather pattern … Continue reading

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Time to come home, love…

I’ve mentioned before on Noah’s blog, in the middle of a debate about Sarah Palin (thank goodness we don’t have to think about her anymore, at least for a while!) that I’d had experience with the past years’ US science … Continue reading

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