a pirate looks at 40

i’ve been spending hours each day in a walk-in freezer, straddling two different lab jobs which is marginally better than a lapse in funding. the arctic cod eggs in my care are beginning to hatch, and the spring equinox felt like an auspicious occasion for their entrance. when i emerge each day from 2 degrees . . . → Read More: a pirate looks at 40

~thankful thursday~ sailor hair don’t care

11-25-16 day 25

i am thankful for an unexpected extra 24 hours with my boy today, which was made all the more wonderful by his getting to spend time with rich’s daughter. we are missing some family members this thanksgiving, but having a couple of “our kids” together made it very special. i . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ sailor hair don’t care

38 is great!

my 38th birthday started off a little bit earlier than i might have preferred, but it was for a good reason. i needed to feed my 32 tanks full of larval herring their breakfast, which is a 2-hour process each morning, and i am the sunday fish feeder… and instead of doing that work from . . . → Read More: 38 is great!

camera shy

i took a lot of pictures while i was on a boat for ten days. if you had to scroll down through every photo i took of water while attempting to get a dolphin photo, you’d be here for a few hours. i’m only giving you a few of the water shots, so you . . . → Read More: camera shy

gratuitous dolphin photo ~ i’m home!

my posts will be short and infrequent this week as i readjust to life on land. xoxo

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dolphin day

photo-heavy post in which i attempt to recreate a once-in-a-lifetime experience for my readers. you kinda had to be there, but… this is my best representation of what it was like, to see them coming from the distance, from far away off the port side. wait, what? we’re 21 nautical miles offshore, . . . → Read More: dolphin day

~this moment~ dolphin jubilee

~a friday ritual~

a photo capturing a moment from (technically, last) week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember.

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"hey, baby"

a portrait of the artist as a ctenophore

i have been fascinated by bioluminescence since long before i knew it by that name. one of the best things about growing up in the northeastern united states on a farm with big grassy meadows was the abundance of . . . → Read More: bioluminescence

the dolphin progression

there was a progression. i was going to be an artist when i grew up. then i was introduced to the ocean… myself the artist drew a lot about the ocean. i ended up a biologist, who dabbles in scientific illustration. i think at some point i was planning on training dolphins. then . . . → Read More: the dolphin progression

the cove

“did you, did you do, did you do all you could?” ~ani difranco

this week i was finally able to make it to a showing of the documentary the cove. now that it has won an oscar and all sorts of other awards, you hardly need me to tell you how amazingly well put together . . . → Read More: the cove