What to say about 2014?  My utterly charming daughter was born in April.


I moved to New York to start my lab.

I published a paper, and did some sewing too.


On the saddest note, my beloved doctoral advisor passed away this fall.

Today while my parents were taking Joey and Ruby to the museum, David and I discussed our goals for next year.  We talked about writing grants, figuring out how to mentor the people in our labs, submitting our own papers, maybe trying to squeeze in an art class someday, but I couldn’t really put anything definite into words.

The word that keeps floating around my head is generosity.  My life is so full of gifts I feel almost paralyzed.  I am not quite sure what this goal means, but I will try to figure it out.

I would like to try to write again.  Maybe on this blog, maybe elsewhere.  I think I have kept quiet for a while, not because I didn’t have anything to say, but because I haven’t known how to say what is in my head.

I am not sure I yet feel comfortable in our new life, but I will try to figure that out too.

Happy New Year, everyone!