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Bug on my Window: Bee Edition

Look at this absolutely adorable (and enormous) bee that just found its way into my apartment in Sweden! The windows here don’t have screens, which is fine when the worst you’re going to get is a bumblebee, but seems like … Continue reading

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Sweden: Now Featuring…Spring!

I hear reports that dandelions have now been spotted at the space campus here in Kiruna. I haven’t personally seen them, but I can share a photograph of another flower, spotted after dinner last night: This is a kind of … Continue reading

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Snow Around Trees

Up here above the Arctic Circle in Sweden, spring has been slow to come. I suppose technically it arrived on March 20, the same as everywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere, but we’ve got a while to wait until nature … Continue reading

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Bug on my Snow

You know you’re ready to be done with winter when you get excited about seeing flies. This bug was on the snow in front of the Swedish Institute for Space Physics in Kiruna, Sweden. It’s a fly. A big, fuzzy … Continue reading

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Museum Tourist: Cité de l’Espace

Toulouse is a lovely city in Southwestern France, known for its pink-tinged bricks, violets, and art museums. But it’s also a major center for air and space business and science. Airbus has its headquarters there. It was space science that … Continue reading

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In Other Book News….

I wrote a Friday Snapshot for the book blog. It’s about a Friday I spent in Switzerland about a month ago – I wrote it then and they held it until there was a hole in the schedule. I actually … Continue reading

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Museum Tourist: Musée Saint-Raymond

People have been living in Toulouse for thousands of years. To learn about the slice of that history from a bit before the year 1 to a few hundred years after, I heartily recommend a stop at the Musée Saint-Raymond, … Continue reading

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Museum Tourist: Zeppelin Museum

A little earlier this year, I was in Switzerland for a couple of weeks. It wasn’t totally planned. Long story. Sometimes, in one’s life, one just ends up in Switzerland. (This was my sixth time there. Doesn’t that seem like … Continue reading

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Museum Tourist: Conestoga Edition

If you’d asked me a few weeks ago, I would have thought that a Conestoga wagon was what the settlers took out West. Well, now I know that I would have been wrong. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History … Continue reading

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Telemedicine and Dialysis

I have a story out in the new issue of George Washington University’s Medicine + Health magazine, about telemedicine and dialysis. It was the first story I’d done for them, and I enjoyed it. It brought together two topics that … Continue reading

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