A Recommendation

By Mark Trodden | September 7, 2006 11:07 pm

OK, I usually don’t do this, but I just had a great blogosphere moment and thought I’d share. While checking the recent comments on my Café Scientifique: Season Two post, I came across a contribution by Allyson.

Now, as it turns out, Allyson has commented on Cosmic Variance before, but I hadn’t noticed. In particular, she had fun things to say following Sean’s Rapped on the Head by Creationists post.

In any case, I just found myself laughing out loud at some of the exquisite phrasing on her blog – Depth of a Puddle – which is subtitled Writing, Essays, and Random Acts of Sarcasm. I strongly recommend it to you. I think you’ll find some gems.

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/cosmicvariance/joanne/ JoAnne

    This line especially made me laugh out loud: Is this heaven?: No, it’s Iowa.

    I have way too much personal experience with that.

  • http://www.allysonbeatrice.com/blog/ Allyson

    Mark! I feel like one of the cool kids, now. And really wish I had spellchecked more.

  • Jeff

    allyson’s stuff from what I’ve read on her website, and her in-person humor, is great. A definite recommendation. Keep an eye out for her book soon….

  • coady

    “Is this heaven?: No, it’s Iowa.” I believe this was said in Field of Dreams by the Shoeless Joe Jackson character

  • AstroCook

    great recommendation! I just had so much fun.


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About Mark Trodden

Mark Trodden holds the Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Endowed Chair in Physics and is co-director of the Center for Particle Cosmology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a theoretical physicist working on particle physics and gravity— in particular on the roles they play in the evolution and structure of the universe. When asked for a short phrase to describe his research area, he says he is a particle cosmologist.


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