March 19, 2021

Here be dragons… I mean, gators. We are now settled in Houston, Texas!

September 8, 2020

So happy to finally see this hard work in print! Read about my travel to the Dja, Cameroon, with Johns Hopkins University and learn about risks to the Congo Basin Rainforest in the current issue of Travel Africa magazine. This issue can be purchased at

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 is causing changes to the way people live all around the world. We’ve been practicing our social distancing when we exercise outside — before curfew, of course, after which we have to be inside our home.

January 19, 2020

I made it back! Here is evidence of the trip: me on an insulberg — “rocher” in French — in the Dja Faunal Reserve in Cameroon. The rock is metamorphic schist with quartz. As we kept walking around the rocher, we spooked a family of forest buffalo grazing on the grass.

January 2, 2020

Waiting for my taxi to the airport. See you when I get back from Cameroon on January 19!

December 8, 2019

End of semester deadlines, US immigration interviews in Moscow, upcoming travel to Cameroon, and the winter holidays — OH MY! Sprinting to the finish line. Is it 2020 yet?

October 28, 2019

My local library was having a book giveaway. I found my Halloween-week reading!

July 3, 2019

New article coming soon! Excerpt: Connections among the input data, processing functions, and output predictions make up the artificial neutral network: the mathematical model by which the AI will make decisions.

January 9, 2018

The Ruppell’s weaver is a cheerful yellow (male) or dark beige (female) bird. They build a woven nest that hangs from trees like a large Christmas ornament. We have a family of weavers that lives in our backyard here in Saudi Arabia.