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  • Comment on The laws that you are going to break by Rene Najera June 14, 2017 17:42
    Hahahaha.
  • Comment on The laws that you are going to break by wzrd1 June 14, 2017 17:07
    Hmmm, ice away would likely work. 😉 Calcium chloride taking up water, generates heat - quite a bit of it in fact. 😛
  • Comment on The laws that you are going to break by Rene Najera June 14, 2017 16:53
    Yeah. My wife works at a migrant worker clinic and they're taking certain measures to protect their patients. They're not labeling the trucks carrying patients from their camps to the clinic, and they're consulting with legal counsel on keeping ICE away from the clinic.
  • Comment on The laws that you are going to break by wzrd1 June 14, 2017 16:03
    Well, so far, the "all of them" crowd has won the day. I sincerely hope that they enjoy the sparse, high priced produce that's coming around harvest time, when those who used to harvest their food are no longer available. There is already real fears in Pennsylvania, where so many pickers have been sent to York detention, that local orchard owners are fearful of their harvests this year.
  • Comment on The two kinds of professors you’ll meet by Rene Najera June 9, 2017 12:56
    Yes, I've heard plenty of stories about women in my program being asked about their plans for a family during their studies, and then they're warned of the perils of trying to have a family and complete a doctorate.
  • Comment on The two kinds of professors you’ll meet by Barbara Cee June 9, 2017 00:07
    Your observations are spot on about the two types of professors that graduate, and even undergraduate, students encounter at university. One obstructs your entry into the club, the other helps you understand the demands of the culture and enterprise, and decide if entry is the right decision for you. I'll never forget an interview with a department head at Emory University who asked me, "If I had permission to go for a PhD." I replied, "Perhaps you intended to ask if I have support from family and friends? If you read my file, you would have noted that I am single, even if I were married, I still would not need permission from from anyone." Needless to say, I did not go for my PhD.
  • Comment on Talking Tuesday on a Friday: June Update! by Rene Najera June 3, 2017 15:37
    Also, it's been my experience that parenting has more influence on a child's level of politeness and social behavior than anything else, even developmental delays.
  • Comment on Talking Tuesday on a Friday: June Update! by Rene Najera June 3, 2017 15:37
    Ah, yes, the terrible twos. Can't wait.
  • Comment on Talking Tuesday on a Friday: June Update! by Chris June 3, 2017 03:56
    Yay! If you think your life is crazy now, it will be even more so soon. As to the "advice." You can safely ignore most of it. Something you realize when you have a second kid. I thought I was a great mother when my first child's "terrible twos" lasted two weeks, but that was smashed to smithereens when my second child's "terrible twos" lasted from the time he was eighteen months until he was seven years old. 😉 PS: Though as it turned out the oldest child is disabled. Unfortunately the "advice" you get for a non-verbal child and one that is "different" escalates, and it is annoying. Though it helped he was a cutey pie, and as an adult he is very nice and polite. He had gall bladder surgery yesterday, and when a nurse asked him if he needed something he always responded with "Yes, please" or "No thank you." Yeah, my kid is autistic, but he is a very polite autist!
  • Comment on Don’t buckle-up, don’t wear your helmet, don’t vaccinate by Chris June 1, 2017 05:14
    Ugh. Those are the same folks who claim to be "pro-life", but turn around to deny maternity and pediatric medical benefits. Seriously, that is warped to care about an accidental fetus because they also abhor birth control... but don't care about a wanted pregnancy and the resulting child. And, woe upon that child if he/she has a genetic disorder of any kind! Because that is a pre-existing condition.