And Now For Something Completely Different

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This last week and a half  has been tumultuous to say the least. It’s pretty much been my biggest fight with the demon in ages. I’m still getting over that thanks to the support of my friends and family (and certain services helped as well). So this time around, I’m doing something totally for fun. It’s just some silly discussion meant to goof around with to help take my mind off things. With that out of the way, let’s dive in!

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Here We Go Again…

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You know, I keep getting followers. Once in a while I get a message saying that someone is now following my little blog here. And I don’t get why. My posts are sporadic and often overlong. And lately they have consisted of little more than whiney screeds. No wonder I hardly get any comments. But what can I do? I am what I am. And what I am is an aspiring fossil hunter with depression.

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Still Looks Like A Mess

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Politics suck. They do nothing but mar progress and prevent anything meaningful from getting done. Those engaged in politics only seem interested in playing the game. And politics have the unfailing ability to overcomplicated anything and everything. Not to mention divide folks into embittered camps facing off like a couple of street gangs ready to rumble. Unfortunately the hemorrhoid that is politics isn’t relegated to the government alone. They seem to have a way of permeating everything, fro schools, to businesses to even science. The world of paleontology has it’s own political atmosphere and just like everywhere else, they seem to stand in the way of progress.

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Aftermath of SVP

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Last week was the first (and probably only, until i either land a job or get funding) time i was able to attend SVP, the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. It was fun, it was informative, it was exhausting! I saw some great talks, some great posters, and some not so great examples of either. Saw all the familiar faces, met some new ones, and got loads of advice and swag. It was a fantastic experience. It has left me a bit drained but not just physically. The conference has brought up a couple issues that no doubt stick in the Society’s craw.

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What Would the Museum Look Like?

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Last time we reviewed a decent museum exhibit and a sub-par one. I mentioned that I am always going to museums and how I’m always taking note of their exhibit designs. A big part of trying to start my museum is to teach about and display fossils (as well as rock, minerals, and human artifacts). But what would it all look like? I thought it might be a little fun to see what my museum could look like.

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Exhibit Critic

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For most people, museums are just places to take the family on a lazy weekend or places you go to gawk at stuffed animals and ancient skeletons that have no practical applications to their lives or society. For me though, they were one of the only places i ever felt at home, where i belong. I have been going to museums to feed my passion for the natural world all my life. Whenever we went on a trip i was always looking for a museum to go to. And these days, i my enthusiasm has not waned. Since i hope to open my own museum someday, i am always looking at museum exhibits closely, looking for inspiration, what works, and even things not to do.

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