Travels

How To: avoid an awkward encounter with a bear

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’re probably well aware that I love my home state. I’ll defend Montana until the day I die. Well, most of the time. I’m not proud of the fact that we top the list for number of drunk driving-related deaths. I don’t always agree… Continue reading How To: avoid an awkward encounter with a bear

East Coast US, Lists, New England, Travels

Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks

My first summer in CT, I learned an important lesson: grad students don’t really get a summer. Sure, we aren’t taking classes…but there’s still plenty of work to be done. Science doesn’t do itself. Fortunately, I was still very early on in my grad school career so I did at least manage to have some… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks

East Coast US, New England, Northeastern US, Travels

Sightseeing and History in Boston, Massachusetts

When I was a kid, our vacations rarely included cities. Aside from stopping to gas up and restock our cooler, we usually just stayed out in nature. And while nature is always going to be my preferred destination, in recent years I've been able to spend some time visiting some US cities. And I've realized that… Continue reading Sightseeing and History in Boston, Massachusetts

New England

In Which We Found Nemo

It didn’t take long for me to begin to hate New England weather. In late October, a random afternoon thunderstorm brought with it winds strong enough to wreak havoc on the Connecticut infrastructure. Trees here are flimsy, winds are gusty, and most power lines are above ground. Put those three facts together, and you have… Continue reading In Which We Found Nemo