The summer has been extreme for every reason. Because it’s never just one thing. Because adult life doesn’t happen like that.
Here are a few Highlights
- I identified to species, GPS’d, and measured dbh for between 6000 and 8000 Florida trees.
- I started and am finishing up a Robotic Lidar Scanner thesis in EOAS.
- I did some 3d printing at the university Library
- I purchased more electronic components and modules from Ebay than I have ever been able to afford.
- I applied for and got in to a Masters program, which I start next week.
- I worked some more on my sofrito, and I am on the brink of perfecting all the dishes it entails.
- I helped my neighbor move, and in return he gave me a gorgeous full sized wooden desk from Los Alamos National Lab.
- My partner and I harvested our garden, yielding some 40+ tomatoes, tons of peppers, and a couple squash.
All that’s great for me, but I also spent this summer
- Worrying about what is going to happen to my family of mostly Cuban refugees.
- Being verbally assaulted by pissed off white people.
- Getting hit by a car.
- Following news about nuclear war, climate change, and fascist America.
- Feeling insecure about the future.
The immediate state of the country is my greatest concern in the wake of Charlottesville, Virginia. How do we operate in a world where most of the country holds that Donald Trump is more than unfit, but a existential threat to the presidency.
It makes a scientist want to take Macron up on his offer.