Nov
22

Getting Numbers Back, At Last

Happy Fall, everyone!  Guess what?  For once, I have nothing but good news!  Since my last update, I have run about 80 samples and collected clay and I think I’ll be done with data collection by the end of the semester.

Oct
22

Stuff Works Out

So, when I left you last, I believe I was at a bit of a low point in my research.  Well, good news – things have gotten so much better!  Fortunately, because they were getting kind of gloomy, there.  Now, however, I’ve figured out how I’m going to get all of my data, and the…
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Sep
25

Ups and Downs

Well, we’re approaching the end of September, classes are in full swing, and I’ve been dealing with some issues (as you may have gathered from the title).  I almost put up a blog post in something closely resembling despair, but I decided to wait until I had happier news to lighten the mood – and…
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Aug
31

Status Update, or How There is No Vacation from Research

Not a whole lot to report for this month, even though it felt pretty busy!  Mainly, what I’ve been doing is checking up on all my contacts to be sure that my project can continue forward smoothly – and also, I tried to squeeze in a little vacation time!  It’s funny how work and research…
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Jul
30

More Ceramics, Not Enough Clay

So next week is the last week of summer research!  I surprise myself with how sad I am about it.  There’s still so much to do!  But I’ve been working hard, nonetheless.  For one thing, I met with a geologist about collecting clays for my study.  This involved digging down into various parts of the…
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