An Unconscious Idol

This summer, I have the chance to live out a dream of mine: to work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) here in Panama. I’m 2 weeks into a 5 week internship at the bat lab run by Dr. Rachel Page, and I’m enjoying myself even more than I thought I would. Right now, … More An Unconscious Idol

On Being Vulnerable

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up … More On Being Vulnerable

About

A little about me, my story, and my journey here. First off, you might be wondering what a “herper” is. Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians (not herpes the disease), and a “herper” is the unofficial term for a herpetologist (someone who studies reptiles and amphibians). I have had a love of frogs … More About

Email Update #3

So before doing this whole blog-thing, I tried keeping my family and friends up-to-date with a mass email list…but that didn’t go so well when it came to consistency, hence the move to a blog. But the next few updates are going to be from those emails! So if you didn’t get these in the … More Email Update #3

Email Update #2

So before doing this whole blog-thing, I tried keeping my family and friends up-to-date with a mass email list…but that didn’t go so well when it came to consistency, hence the move to a blog. But the next few updates are going to be from those emails! So if you didn’t get these in the … More Email Update #2

Email Update #1

So before doing this whole blog-thing, I tried keeping my family and friends up-to-date with a mass email list…but that didn’t go so well when it came to consistency, hence the move to a blog. But the next few updates are going to be from those emails! So if you didn’t get these in the … More Email Update #1