What makes a fair test? Validity, reliability, and replicability in cookies.

Tomorrow is the big cookie showdown at work. Tonight I finally sat down to imagine how to gather people’s feedback about the cookies. I reviewed a bunch of rubrics and score cards, and created a Google Form, drawing from some examples online. When I shared it with the office folks, I received some interestingly heated responses… Continue reading What makes a fair test? Validity, reliability, and replicability in cookies.


I don’t know why people shoot other people. Anger? Hatred? Sadness? There are other choices……. A mission of anger Is grief inside out A mission of hatred Is showing self doubt A mission of worry Is bowing to fate A mission of hurry Is just running late As the captain of Any one that you choose A mission… Continue reading Mission

Spring planting

On the way to the plant store Running through my head Is a mixture of hopeful ambition – And dread Each springtime I plant Each summer I preen Each autumn I rant My thumbs are not green Although I do wish My garden would thrive I’d be happy if Some plants do survive


I *love* geology. The idea of going to a volcanic island with glaciers, geysers, waterfalls, and hot springs right atop the mid Atlantic Ridge is just my kind of vacation. Iceland did not disappoint! We spent one day recovering from the overnight flight, one day driving the Golden Triangle, another day exploring Rejkavik….Rekjavik…. Reykjavik…. (hmmm…did I spell that correctly? So many consonants in Icelandic words!), one day driving the south coast until just before Vik, and went to the Blue Lagoon the final morning before flying home.

In the World of Wonder, Iceland is a wonderful place.  🙂