Snow Day, Not on the Farm

North Carolina was brought to a screeching halt this week as 12 inches of snow blanketed some regions of the state (yes, 12 inches!). Surprisingly, this snowfall didn't even come close to reaching NC's largest snowstorm that dumped 20 inches on Raleigh in 2000. But, as any North Carolinian will tell you, any amount of [...]

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Birds in a Snowstorm

North Carolina has been completely blanketed in snow today and it has created some truly fantastic photo opportunities! While I was sitting on the couch watching the snow fall, a red bird flew by my window. The striking contrast between the bird's vibrant red feathers and white snow was beautiful. Naturally, I decided to a [...]

Favorite #SciComm Articles Dec 11-15th

Here is the second edition of my favorite #SciComm articles that I read this week. There's a little shameless self-promotion thrown in here as well since the #FourchesLab was featured by NC State News. * * * YEAR IN PHARMA Appears in Chemical & Engineering News For drugmakers, the year opened with uncertainty about an unconventional [...]

Lake Crabtree Morning Ride

I first bought my mountain bike in May 2013 and it has easily been one of the best purchases of my entire life. This one simple purchase has lead to countless adventures, meeting new friends, and has even become a shared hobby between my wife and me. Even more importantly, mountain biking (and hiking) is [...]

Invitation

    Michelle and I recently ordered some hammocks from Fox Outdoor Sports and decided to test them out this weekend. Behind our apartment there is a Greenway around a small lake that has several wooded spots you can stop to enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding scenery. This Greenway allows us to forget that [...]

Trail Bucket List

A brand new year is upon us and with that new year comes the traditional posting of resolutions: Exercise More Eat Healthy Become a Better You The list can go on-and-on. Some of us will succeed at meeting our resolutions and others will fall well short, but the important thing is that we will all [...]