No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

I just got slashed by a talon while trying to rescue an animal. It just goes to show, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. OK, yes, the talon belong to a turtle…Correction…A tortoise (I just looked up the difference between a turtle and a tortoise). But he was a...

How Science Geeks Cruise

Have you been on a cruise before? Could you tell whether your fellow passengers were Science Geeks? Probably not. Just finished my very first cruise. That was quite an experience. As I hobnobbed with other cruisers over the final breakfast before debarking, we shared...

Fireflies

Fireflies I saw my first firefly of the season last night as I watched the daylight turn to night. It’s a mystical and exciting herald of the pending summer. Every time someone asks me if I miss teaching, I always answer yes because I do. I miss the energy and the...

There’s a Fungus Among Us

  Meet Brian Jessurun, one of the owners of Dog Lane Café at 1 Dog Lane, Mansfield, CT . Located right next to UConn, it’s one of our favorite places to eat breakfast. Not only is the food excellent (that’s a shout out to Dana), but they try to buy locally, and they...