December was lost down the gullet of school. I did manage to go to the enormous AGU conference ("What do 16000 earth scientists look like? This is what 16000 earth science posters look like!") with a Poster on the Himalayas, and write two papers on Optimal Slash-and-Burn Farming. And I started work on a plan to build a spaceship (plan, model) and built a spinner for risk experiments. But I am so exhausted from the whole thing. I wasn't done with grading until New Years Eve, so I've just started recovering.
I want to write a rant on how school makes people stupid, because there seems to be no way to not come out of it a mess.