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Back in 2015, I knowingly blew up my life.

Back in 2015, I knowingly blew up my life.

Back in 2015, I knowingly blew up my life. That is not an exaggeration. That is not hyperbole. It is, quite simply, a thing I did because it was the right thing to do. At the time, I was at the top of my career. Iā€™d just been awarded a $12 million grant. I was an...
NANOGrav: Fluctuations in space captured in real-time

NANOGrav: Fluctuations in space captured in real-time

Heading into the holiday weekend, social media exploded with news that a massive discovery was going to be announced on Thursday June 29 by the NANOgrav collaboration. This network of North American observatories had been watching the sky in radio light for over 15...
The echos of genetics

The echos of genetics

When I was in 8th and 9th grade, whenever my parents wanted to buy my grandmother something to wear, I had to try it on. That was the age I stopped growing taller, and she and I were the same height. She was a slight women and I was a gangly teen. Thin is not the norm...
COVID-19 ā€” Do more than wash your hands

COVID-19 ā€” Do more than wash your hands

As I watch the COVID-19 virus boil up in hotspots scattered around the globe, I look around at the US and realize that 40 years of presidential economic decisions that favour profit over people have set us up to struggle as a nation. From lack of affordable health...
Toward a greater good: TMT & Starlink

Toward a greater good: TMT & Starlink

[N.B. This post has been bouncing around in my head since I was in Hawaii for the American Astronomical Society Meeting several weeks ago. I haven’t written it yet because I suspect I’m going to piss off everyone, and that is actually not a goal, but...