It’s been a while. It’s always been a long time. But, a lot has happened and I’ll fill you in shortly. Just a brief homage to Tenacious D, and to keep my page operational.
In preparation for Earth Day next week, Dr. Joseph Dodds from the University of New York in Prague will deliver the next Science Colloquium seminar. He will present his talk on, ‘Feeling the Heat… What is Ecopsychoanalysis?: Psychoanalysis and Climate Change in the Three Ecologies‘.
When: Tuesday, April 14th
Where: 325 Hudson St., NY, NY; Hudson Gallery (Room 544)
Following the seminar, we will also have a reception with appetizers and light refreshments. Please join us for both the talk, and an informal chat during the reception with Dr. Dodds.
Dr. Claudia Brumbaugh (CUNY Queens College) will present her seminar entitled, ‘Attraction Preferences: Where does Attachment Security Rank’ for the next Science Colloquium. Aside from seeing her volunteer for the Sunday NYC Audubon Ecocruises, it’ll be great to learn about her research on the evolution of human attraction.
When: Tuesday, March 31st
Where: 325 Hudson St., NY, NY, Room 544
Join us tomorrow for Dr. Viviana Acquaviva’s talk on ‘Learning about the Universe from distant galaxies’. I’m excited, as it will be the first talk of it’s kind for the Science Colloquium.
When: Tuesday, March 17th
Where: 325 Hudson St., Room 544
It’s just been a long, long time since I last posted. So much to tell…
But, first – Dr. Paul Velazco from the American Museum of Natural History will present his seminar ‘Historical Diversification in the Neotropics: Evolution and Variation of Noctilionoid bats’.
When: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Where: 325 Hudson St., Fifth Floor
Be there or be square.
Yesterday, I did the TD Five Boro Bike Tour again. As I said to my wife the night before, I often feel lucky to participate in this bike tour, and there’s simply something magical about the opportunity to ride your bike through the streets of NYC, the FDR, uncontested over the Queenborough Bridge, and my favorite, the gauntlet of the BQE. However, I only wish that I actually cycled anytime during the preceding year. Aside from a brutally cold winter, I scaled back my riding time to being a daddy. This is a trade-off I’d never give up, except that I feel like I was hit by a truck, as my entire body hurts. But, I did it, and I’ll do it again next year.
Couple of side notes: 1) Thanks for the mechanic team on Church and Reade streets at the beginning of the tour. My chain (albeit rusted to the core) unhinged itself on the subway, and they were able to realign it about 5 minutes before our group started. 2) I also pulled a cramp on both legs going up the Pulaski Bridge, and a second momentary panic – thinking the tour was over for me right there.
Something less academic… on April 12th, my little group of superfriends were unashamedly superfans, as we attended a solo performance by Glen Phillips in Bay Shore. Aside from my typical music preference, albeit becoming more eclectic as I age, there were two styles that resonated since my young: one which is clearly evident, and the other less so. For the latter, it managed to evolve from a little group from Santa Barbara to a maturity in lyric and song. Enjoy!
We’re not totally done yet, but we’re certainly winding down to the remaining field season days. Our crew is out-and-about on the Audubon Eco-cruise, and combing the field sights in NYC. It’s been a busy time for all of us, and I meant to post this earlier. On March 9th, we’ve seen the most seals ever on one trip (39!). Incidentally, the numbers were increasing leading up to this trip, and overall, we’ve seen more seals this season than our previous four. Enjoy.
P.S. – It’s been tight-lipped, but I can’t help but let this slip. Keep an eye out for C-SPEC. That’s all I have to say.