Tag Archives: Planning

Snow

There’s so much snow around here that it sometimes can escape notice, but that’s not been the situation for the last few weeks. Early on a Sunday morning nearly four weeks ago, we had a problem with the Rodwell pump. So … Continue reading

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Shopping

A side-effect of working down here – with income but no expense, physical isolation but also Internet connection – is that many of us here tend to “window shop”. Friends of mine have left this sort of gig with piles of new … Continue reading

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Dark Sector

This is what happens if you leave a 5D mark II outside in the Cold for a few hours, then pop in a warm battery and take a photo. Moiré patterns are due to Lightroom doing a bit of lens … Continue reading

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Flying

This morning, a wisp of a plan has coalesced. I’ll be leaving for New Zealand, then on to Antarctica, sometime in the next couple-to-several days. Weather and logistics permitting, this will involve flights 19 through 23 this year. I don’t … Continue reading

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More on the shutdown

This evening, the following appeared on the front page of the USAP official website: October 8, 2013 The National Science Foundation (NSF) is responsible for managing and coordinating the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) on behalf of the nation. This includes … Continue reading

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Vacation Time!

In my limited experience following the Antarctic Program, it seems like there’s a constant: This time of year involves changing plans. Changes for me lately have been related to a couple different events; the same thing that prompted the early … Continue reading

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PQ

As I might’ve alluded to in a few earlier posts, there’s a fair bit of preparation involved before going to work in Antarctica. One of these Antarctic rituals is getting PQed. Personal Quality. Private Questioning. Panic, Quick! Personality Quantification. Parental … Continue reading

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