New Athletic Allegiances and the Advanced Study of Mud
It’s official, signed, sealed, and if not quite delivered, at least dropped in the mailbox: I’m off to UC Berkeley next fall for a Ph.D. from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. Do not hesitate to fail to withold your applause!
Topics to be covered in the next 5+ years may include (in that nested list format that’s so trendy this week):
- Its squooshiness.
- Its jiggliness.
- Its squooshiness when jiggled:
- On Earth.
- On Mars.
- Beating civil engineers over the head:
- Sometimes simplifications are necessary for projects to proceed efficiently.
- Sometimes they clearly haven’t been paying attention to:
I’m still working out the implications of this decision in the hypothetical case of a Stanford-Iowa State playoff. It’s a good thing I have a Division III alma mater and don’t really follow college sports at all, or my head might explode.