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In need of a break...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Finding the "Merry" in Christmas
Thursday, December 23, 2010

Down time
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The pump and science juggling act
Monday, December 20, 2010

But I don't wanna go to work
Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In reverse
Monday, December 13, 2010

Back in the lab, sort of...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12 months of blogging...easy enough
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
November (7)

Open letter to committee head
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

By popular demand - The Arrival
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How to do it all
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cabin Fever
Friday, November 19, 2010

Donation reward - new pics!
Friday, November 12, 2010

Totally non-science news
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Why am I doing this?
Saturday, November 6, 2010
October (12)

Bribe time
Thursday, October 28, 2010

On the market - what to do with a priority score
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DonorsChoose - more projects to support
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oh, the guilt...
Monday, October 25, 2010

Priority Score Confusion
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Working from home sucks; aka "Preeclampsia for Dummies"
Monday, October 18, 2010

Editor's choice
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let the obsessing begin
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DonorChoose - start giving!
Monday, October 11, 2010

Careful what I say...
Friday, October 8, 2010

To dance or teach...
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010
September (6)

Challenges at the bench
Monday, September 27, 2010

What am I really?
Monday, September 20, 2010

A double standard
Friday, September 17, 2010

The Little Lab Bench That Could
Saturday, September 11, 2010

What I'm glad I didn't know before...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Round Up: 8/29 - 9/4
Sunday, September 5, 2010
August (11)

Procrastinators beware...
Friday, August 27, 2010

You don't need no stinkin' permission
Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm still alive, just buried
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dr. O's advice to new grad students
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Open Letter
Monday, August 9, 2010

What you should know as a new TT faculty
Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

A little professionalism, please
Thursday, August 5, 2010

How picky is too picky?
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hello LabSpaces!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
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Dr. O

After a frustrating year on the tenure-track job hunt, my eyes are still on the prize, and I've learned that sheer will might be the most important quality required for this career track.

My posts are presented as opinion and commentary and do not represent the views of LabSpaces Productions, LLC, my employer, or my educational institution.

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I'll miss you!  But I will definitely catch your other blog! . . .Read More
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Monday, January 3, 2011

First - thanks to everyone for the well wishes and kind words in emails, tweets, and comments since my last post. I was at my rock bottom when I wrote it, and your messages have meant soooo much these past days.

As an update - I've been on Zoloft for several days now and am already feeling some positive effects. It seems a fog is starting to lift, and the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is starting to shine. I even enjoyed some of my weekend with the Monkey, something I haven't been able to honestly say in a long time, if at all. I also started seeing a therapist this morning and really appreciated the chance to talk to someone about all the feelings that have been swirling around in my head. With the continuation of these two therapies, I think I'll start coping with motherhood quite a bit more effectively.

As for the blog - I'll be back to writing fairly soon, although I think I'll be doing most of my blogging on The Tightrope for a little while. Until I'm ready to write about career-related stuff again, I'm not sure I want to be clogging up the LabSpaces network with talk of motherhood and postpartum depression...these just don't seem to fit that well under the LS banner. If you're game for that brand of blogging, however, follow me over to my old blog home. Hope to see some of you there soon.

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Disgruntled Julie
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I'd love to follow along at The Tightrope, but I only ever remember to check on blogs if they have an RSS feed that can pull updates.  Your RSS feed at The Tightrope redirects back to your LabSpaces blog.  Any chance of changing it back so it actually updates for that partciular blog, if you'll be blogging material exclusively over there and not posting it here as well?

Dr. O
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Oops - forgot I set that up a while back. Sure thing.

Jason Goldman
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Glad to hear the fog is lifting!

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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This is great news Dr. O!!

Comrade PhysioProf

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This LabTimeSpaceCube place is the laughing stock of the entire science blogosphere, and your credibility is negatively impacted by being here. Why don't you just go back to your old blog completely?

Thomas Joseph
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Comrade PhysioProf said:

This LabTimeSpaceCube place is the laughing stock of the entire science blogosphere, and your credibility is negatively impacted by being here. Why don't you just go back to your old blog completely?

Why are you such a fricking troll?


Comrade PhysioProf

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Why does SpaceCubeLabTime sucke so miserably? Why has the dumshitte that runs it refused to take seriously any of the excellent advice he has been given about how to make it not sucke so miserably? Why are all of your decent bloggers fleeing a sinking shippe?

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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CPP, this is not the place for you to troll on about how much you dislike the website. You're one comment away from a permanent ban. Clean up your act.

Comrade PhysioProf

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HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! Go ahead and ban me permanently, dumshitte!!!! That'll do wonders for your credibility!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dr. O,

It is such a relief to hear that you are doing better. Thanks for the update and giving us a chance to tell you how much we care.

Brian- I think no one will disagree with me when I ask for the inappropriate comments left here to be deleted. They are not part of the discussion at hand.

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Dr. O- so glad to hear that! The combination of medicine and talking is usually optimal, but maybe blogging can play a positive role too! Whether you are here or there, motherhood or career, I'll follow as a reader.


Jade- I disagree. I don't care for CPP's comments here at all and if Dr. O prefers them gone that's reasonable- it should be her call. That said, I was somewhat confused by random tweets early this morning until I read the comment thread- there may be others who can use the history/context that leaving the comments would provide.

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Hi Becca,

Perhaps you are right. It was a momentary lapse of reason.


Lab Mom
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I'm glad to hear things are looking up.  It is great that you are doing whatever it takes to get back to your old self!  (hugs)

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