Despite my previous gritching about it and despite trying to stay below the radar at work, the boss has requested and required that I attend the Organic Symposium at CU Boulder. I’ll bop over there later today to register and walk the poster session. Maybe there will be some useful grist for the blogmill.

No better reminder of the scientific pecking order than to skuttle around in the shadows of the great grant writers of our time. A certain speaker with a Nobel Prize casts a shadow so large that it is reported to weigh nearly 5 kilograms. Fancy that!