EU science chief: msg to academics and policymakers

CaSE  held its annual lecture last night with a most prominent speaker: the EU Chief Scientific Adviser to President J.M. Barroso. In addition to an invigorating talk about European scientific excellence and her role in promoting it, Prof Anne Glover had clear messages to the scientific and policymaking communities. Science in part of our CULTURE. […]

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Vent: work-life balance

I just read an article in HS concerning working mothers and tax deduction eligibility http://www.hs.fi/tulosta/HS20110802SI1MA01ko8. In Finland you can officially employ help in the home, get tax benefits, and both be better off. There is less cash-in-hand employment, more employment in general, and less household tasks / babysitting problems for the working parents. The only […]

…the rain has gone!

It’s been too long since I wrote last. My friend starting a new blog just awoke me to this realization (TY dear!). The summer doesn’t really feel like a summer.. except no one else working away as hard as oneself. Not that I feel all that motivated each day either. Lucky the weather is nothing […]

From little rocks to sooo sunny!

Life is a roller-coaster ride these days. From one week to the next, my mood can change completely, it seems. Sometimes from one day to the next.. yes, that’s probably more accurate. I long time ago I used to say, since everything went well the first time, why risk a second? What are the odds […]