I am Samarium

A good friend mentioned to me yesterday that she’d heard about a scientist who celebrated his age each year by celebrating the element whose atomic number matched his age.  I love this idea!  So for the next year, I’m going to celebrate the unique characteristics of Samarium, my Birthday Element.  I’ve spent time this afternoon […]

Buckled In and Hangin’ On

July has been a roller coaster month. I haven’t posted in about three weeks, but it’s not because I’ve been idle. Shortly after I last posted, I attended the first of five two-day retreats of the beta class of the OKSci and OKMath Leadership Academy in Oklahoma City. It was a wonderfully productive meeting, and […]

We Will Never Forget

These words represent the resolve of Oklahomans and others who witnessed the aftermath of the Murrah Federal Building bombing on April 19, 1995.  We will never forget the human toll of terrorism and violence.  We will never forget the dedicated work of those from all over the nation who participated in rescue and recovery efforts.  Or the power of care […]