Category: personal

  • citizen sleeper is my salve

    citizen sleeper is my salve

    I’ve anticipated the release of Citizen Sleeper, the second game by developer Jump Over the Age and published by Fellow Traveler, since its first teaser was released. I anticipated it because Jump Over the Age’s first game, In Other Waters quite literally changed my life. Citizen Sleeper might do it again.

  • 40 days and 40 nights

    40 days and 40 nights

    in which i learn no lesson, discover no hidden truth, except for my decided fondness of being dry.

  • above 500

    above 500

    In which I learn valuable lessons about writing observing proposals, deadlines, and telescope time allocation, reflect on my self doubt, and bat above 500 in my first proposal season. I suppose it can only go down from here, right? Nearly all the astronomers I know submit tens, hundreds of proposals and have acceptance rates on…

  • the once and future PI: my first observations as principle investigator using the ARC 3.5m telescope

    the once and future PI: my first observations as principle investigator using the ARC 3.5m telescope

    In which I reflect on being responsible. I sit in the late hours of the night, towards the end of the year, in front of my bright computer screens. Tonight is my last scheduled observation for my Quarter 4 program, my fifth night of observing. My vision is filled with the multitude of windows which…

  • farewell, dragon of pendor

    farewell, dragon of pendor

    Now, big dragon, little wizard, take your true shape. I command you by the power of your true name… Your name is Yevaud! The Rule of Names,by Ursula K. LeGuin There is a solitude to an empty home that I have not yet had to face. This solitude is a shadow, which follows me through…

  • talkin’ the talk (and presenting the poster)

    In which I give a handful of talks and present some research at an exoplanet conference UMass Astronomy Club, 4/20/2021 I was recently invited to stand in for my advisor, Dr. Kate Follette, and give a talk about our lab’s research to the UMass Astronomy Club at their meeting on 4/20 (nice). I spoke for…