One Day More: A Brief Reflection on the Past Year

I'm sorry that I'm crying, it's just that I'm so happy to be here right now. Tomorrow is orientation at Wellesley College. I think it's important to pause once in a while to look back, as cliche as the premise of this post is. Roughly a year ago, I picked up The Lord of the … Continue reading One Day More: A Brief Reflection on the Past Year

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Tea: More Than Just a Beverage

Of the 70% water that our bodies are supposedly made up of, a good portion of mine has been assimilated from tea, though it wasn't always that way. As a child and early teenager, I was always irked with hot water. It took too long to cool, and once it had reached an acceptable temperature, … Continue reading Tea: More Than Just a Beverage

An Introduction to the Tropical Marine Environment

My last post in my "Learn Something!" column, An Introduction to Neotropical Birds, pretty much wrapped up what my series on rainforest ecology had to say. Today I'll be beginning a new series on reef ecology, which is also very exciting and is something I'm very passionate about. The importance of coral reefs When we talk about … Continue reading An Introduction to the Tropical Marine Environment