A blowout, a milk shake, the outback.

The day started off slow. The Townsville Road Runners were hosting a race that started at the Uni. P and I met Cam for a morning run followed by tea and anzac biscuits. The race was about a 5k, and was a blowout. We took it slow and enjoyed the friendship, the tea and biscuits and … Continue reading

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Pizza Capers

I missed lunch at the Uni because I went to the park for some circuit training. I really like the exercise circuits around many of the parks in Townsville. I ventured into town and had an amazing pizza. It was the highlight of my day.

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Caffeine induced graph paper origami

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Flora and fauna around JCU

Today I took a hike around James Cook University and up to the Douglas mountain bike reserve. The goal of my hike was to notice the world around me so I could share it with you. I saw beautiful red paper petaled Hibiscus with long pronounced stamen. I saw one of Australia’s largest butterflies the Cairns birdwing … Continue reading

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Studying all manner of science

I now have a bike to use for my time in Townsville. I am borrowing it from an engineer in the cyclone testing facility. It has really expanded my horizons and opened up new possibilities to explore. Last night I biked into Townsville, and had dinner there. The place was packed and rugby was on … Continue reading

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Cane Toads and Exciting new Fruit

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Lab Day 2; Jet Lag?

I woke up at 4:00am again today. I was wide awake so I decided to read. I’m reading Ignorance How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein. I like how the book frames science as creating questions that are yet to be answered, rather than the accumulation of knowledge. The chapter starts out,  “Is there anything … Continue reading

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Introductions

Today was my first day in the lab. I will introduce the people I will be working with in order of appearance. I arrived at the lab this morning at 8:00 am. By this time I had been up for 4 hours because I couldn’t sleep. Stan and Kirsten were smoking cigarettes and drinking their … Continue reading

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Welcome to Australia

It has been a long couple of days of travel. I left Detroit Metro Airport Friday night at 5:50pm. I was a bit disappointed that United Air charges $200.00 each way to check my bike to Australia. Quantas (the airline for the second half of my journey) only charges $25.00 each way. So after lugging … Continue reading

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