Turning 40 is a big deal. A transition from the young’ish, hip-sounding 30s to the decidedly middle-aged-sounding 40s. There is a lot one has to think through and adjust to when it’s your 40th birthday. Or…I imagine that’s the case? For the life of me, I could not remember my 40th birthday, which was aContinue reading “The big ?-0”
I’m skipping ahead in my pet chronology here because this particular story is so topical, given the presidential election in two days. I’m going to need to set the stage, however, so get comfortable. Cast your mind back to our very first greyhound, Barney. You remember him, of course – handsome beyond handsome, but withContinue reading “Our brush with fame”
Here we are, friends: 6 weeks into Stanford’s autumn quarter; 9 days until the election, so many weeks into the pandemic…we are all looking for bright points right now. I had a lovely zoom call with HumBio students during one of my tea events this past week (shout-out to the awesome students who swung by!)Continue reading “One small victory”
I don’t know how she knew that this was the right time, but Mei Xiang, one of the gorgeous Giant Pandas at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., gave birth in August. Thank you Mei Xiang! A brand new panda cub is exactly the right antidote to this time of unending challenge. Before we goContinue reading “A panda respite”
Before this post starts tripping along the frothy path it normally takes, I want to extend my sympathy to all of those affected by the wildfires on our dear West Coast. Many have lost their lives and many more their homes; this fire season has been relentless. I would also like to thank – fromContinue reading “A new school year!”
Well, for those of us in California right now it is HOT! And how about that thunder and lightning storm last night? Happily, none of our California-born pets realized that they were supposed to get freaked out by the thunder so they slept right through. As it happens, tomorrow is the kids’ first day backContinue reading “Dang it’s hot!”
Ok friends, I could tell you or I could just SHOW YOU: What!! Our pandemic panic-purchased chickens started laying eggs this week! Now of course this was always the idea, right? But despite knowing this outcome in theory, because none of us has an agricultural background, we remain completely bamboozled and amazed. And how aboutContinue reading “#proudparent”
Dear readers, I am back! I have neglected this blog dreadfully. I think what ended up happening is that we had our June celebration for our superb HumBio seniors and then I dissolved into a heap. And then time kept going by and you know that feeling where more and more time is passing andContinue reading “Back on the wagon”
Hello All – this blog post is just one more way to make sure you all have the link to our Human Biology June Celebration to give a shout out to our graduating seniors. Graduating from Stanford – what a terrific accomplishment! We are all so proud of you, seniors! Here is the link. LookingContinue reading “HumBio Seniors Are Awesome!!”
Awesome Human Biology students! You did it! Made it through this entirely new territory of classes via remote learning at Stanford. Well done. The family and I biked around Stanford to gather pictures in the sunshine to send to you all. Wishing you all a wonderful summer. Sophomores and juniors, looking forward to seeing youContinue reading “Spring quarter classes done!”
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