Put simply: I voted with my feet. Life is too short to put up with that much sexism and BS. Read more here. I used to have a bunch of background here on my credentials. Contact me if you need details for some reason. If you are just nosing around, I would rather redirect you to go nose around here.
Well hmmm. In late 2019 or early 2020, I would have topped this page with discussion of the book I was in the process of publishing, but I pulled out of the contract because the publishing industry does not account adequately for its own carbon footprint. I might also have discussed my ongoing exploration of the interdisciplinary implications of quantum physics, which was taking shape as a followup essay to this one. I might have rambled optimistically about finishing some of the work I have had floating around forever on the obscure-but-fascinating topic of the semiotics of physics diagrams. Also I have done a lot of pedagogical development at the art-science interface that used to feel exciting. All of that is on hold. I was unable to be an academic for two years of by-default pandemic-related caretaking, during which I built capacity to perform daily labor supporting biodiversity and carbon sequestration. The academic world seems to be in a spiral of self-destruction at the moment. Universities do not appear to be facing the realities of the climate change era. I would love to go back to writing and thinking, but there is greater clarity for me right now in building habitat for bumblebees.
I miss using my brain, so there are still teaching and writing projects here and there that get a bit of my attention. See, for example, this set of silly youtube videos I made for my students in Fall 2020: fkqp
Quote from: Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Paul R. Ehrlich, Andrew Beattie, Gerardo Ceballos, Eileen Crist, Joan Diamond, Rodolfo Dirzo, Anne H. Ehrlich, John Harte, Mary Ellen Harte, Graham Pyke, Peter H. Raven, William J. Ripple, Frédérik Saltré, Christine Turnbull, Mathis Wackernagel and Daniel T. Blumstein. "Underestimating the challenges of avoiding a ghastly future." Frontiers in Conservation Science, 2021 DOI: 10.3389/fcosc.2020.615419 Available here
Quit reading my webpage and go turn off some lights, dig up a lawn, pull out of your carbon-based 401k, run for office in order to fight for a carbon-free economy, or something else that, you know, might help forestall the impending apocalypse. Regular academics-as-usual won't.