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Coast to coast (almost): conclusion?

We rolled into Oxford Ohio on Wednesday afternoon, August 12. Moving to a new house, starting up a new lab, teaching, faculty meetings, finding where everything is on campus and in town all leave precious little time for blogging.  But it only gets worse, I am told. So I might as well get used to […]

Coast to coast (almost) pt. 5: a visit to the Eocene

We drove into Colorado Springs last  night (Friday). In the morning we had a superb breakfast, the best so far, at Smiley’s. Across the street from Smiley’s there is Poor Richard’s Bookstore, a used bookstore large enough to spend whole days in, yet small enough to feel local-neighborhood-y. Definitely a welcome change from the Borders […]

Coast to coast (almost) interlude: travel music

Lots of time on the road means lots of music. Here are a few travel favorites: Heart of Glass / Blondie: great way to start the day. Crosby Stills Nash & Young: blend well with Utah’s byway 12, but good just about anywhere. ZZ Top: when you finally beat town traffic, and you are back […]

Coast to coast (almost) pt. 4: motel decor, food chains

August 4:  outside motel décor; food chain on a stick. Motel décor The last two motels in which we stayed used discarded agricultural machinery as a decoration outside their parking lots. One in Escalante, Utah has an orange colored tractor. Another in Hanksville had horse-drawn plows. Definitely cheaper than hiring someone to do your outside […]

Coast to coast (almost) pt. 3: big country, small things

We are “going up” the Grand Staircase in Utah now.  After Zion, we hiked in Bryce Canyon, and tomorrow we will explore the area around Escalante and Capitol Reef. While constantly bombarded by the grand geological marvels of these places, it’s probably important to keep track of some small things. Like this leaf -mimicking grasshopper […]

Coast to coast (almost) part 2

Day 2: Four States in One Day The movers only finished their work around 8:00pm. Our original plan was to spend the night in Las Vegas. EssOh was whacked after packing until 5am, so I drove. Just before the Cali state line we decided to pack it in. We spent he night in tiny Baker, […]

Coat to coast (almost). Pt 1.

So… yours truly, EssOh, OhOne and OhToo are relocating from San Diego, CA to Oxford, OH where I will be starting a lab at the Microbiology department of MUOhio. Therefore, Byte Size Biology is going on the road. Over the next 10 days or so this space will be filled as much as I can […]