life after Pomona College has been, for the most part, a rollickin
good adventure. I earned a PhD in Biological Oceanography at Scripps
Institution, and was fortunate to be hired there as a part of
a large, multi-institutional research program, (California Cooperative
Oceanic Fisheries Investigation: CalCOFI). I have spent more than
a year of my life on various research vessels, with ports of call
from Kodiak, Alaska, to Palmer Station, Antarctica (and wonderful
stops in between - anyone ever heard of Rurutu?) This changed
in Dec 2000 with the unexpected death of a close friend and our
programs director. To fill a very large vacuum, I was elevated
into administration, clearly demonstrating the Peter Principle.
I am now the co-director of a new research division at Scripps,
as well as the Scripps director for CalCOFI. (Director Pooh
- how can anyone take me seriously?). Instead of going to sea,
I go to meetings.
For sanity, I have Ron,
with whom I have lived for nearly 20 years, Sammy, our boisterous
Senegal Parrot, and early morning e-mail jokes from Janne, Patti
and Wendy. For extreme stress, I bike or hike or step on snails.
And now - time for another
Hastily yours, Pooh (a.k.a.