Lisa Tully · Unexpected Events · Writing

Persistence Through Equilibrium and Disequilibrium

Often in life things have to get worse before they can get better. Whatever's going on in your life, some things are going well and some things are going not as well. While we may gravitate toward that which brings us pleasure, is fun, or makes us feel good about ourselves, those challenging, frustrating, and… Continue reading Persistence Through Equilibrium and Disequilibrium

Lisa Tully · Science · Spain · Travel · Unexpected Events

If You Really Want to Appreciate Some Place, Leave

Yesterday on the Fourth of July in the United States we celebrated Independence Day from England back in 1776, when the colonies declared independence (then had to fight for seven years to make it so). There have been funny celebratory remarks on social media celebrating the day, such as "Happy Treason Day" or "The Original… Continue reading If You Really Want to Appreciate Some Place, Leave

Lisa Tully · Unexpected Events

Dealing with Venom

This is a little story about dealing with venom...literally. Two years ago a wasp stung me as I was trimming an overgrown azalea bush in my front yard. I was trimming (really, hacking is a better word for what I was doing)┬áso far deep into the bush that I disturbed some wasps who had been… Continue reading Dealing with Venom