Musings Archive

Closing the book on a fantastical 2013

Posted December 28, 2013 By Marc Leger

As I am typing these words, I am at the end of a wonderful Christmas week in a house full of parents, and thankfully with heat and light after 32 hours without power in the aftermath of Ice Storm 2013.  The picture below shows the tree damage in my backyard, which will have to be […]

My top ten tips for starting a science blog

Posted December 1, 2013 By Marc Leger

I have been publishing on Atoms and Numbers website for over two years, and I greatly enjoy this as a hobby.  If you like writing, and you are curious about or excited by the idea of writing about science for a worldwide audience, then you may have considered starting a science blog. There are many articles […]

Taking stock of new opportunities

Posted November 7, 2013 By Marc Leger

I am 6 business days into my new job in Toronto, and I am loving it.  After 3 1/2 years of working from my home basement office, doing some consulting work and pondering business ideas, it is great to be actually going to the office in the morning, being around intelligent and friendly people for […]

In recent years, much has been made about the tight job market for scientists with PhDs.  In Canada, it is said that funding cuts to researchers and to universities in general, combined with the accelerated churning out of doctoral students, has left many science PhDs looking for work outside of academia, or out of work, period. This […]

30 minutes with Chris Hadfield

Posted November 3, 2013 By Marc Leger

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield, six months out of his recent closely-followed odyssey to the International Space Station, has written a book titled An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – a book which is now at the top of my reading list.  He is promoting his book across North America, and this past Friday […]