Standing In Two Shadows

On April 12, 2020 by anon

All of these women were significant contributors to advances that brought fame and recognition to their male colleagues, recognition that bypassed them in their time. The stories of those advances however do contain within them the stories of these overlooked women, even if one has to look to find them. […]

Not You

On December 27, 2019 by anon

Content Warning: Although the story is fictional, the following post is focused on the very real experience of Impostor Syndrome and anxiety that many live with every day   11:07 PM. The coffee isn’t warm anymore and it’s definitely not strong enough. Should have picked up RedBull on the way […]

Zen And The Art Of Bat-Catching

On August 28, 2019 by anon

Our patience was wearing thin. It had rained steadily for three days straight and we had less than a month to get our experiment done. The was no time to waste; we had to go in. I learned quickly that nobody in La Selva took any special precautions against the […]

The Rain And The Mist (Net)

On August 25, 2019 by anon

No matter how long I lived in La Selva I knew I would never take being woken by a chorus of birdsong for granted. I knew I’d never stop enjoying falling asleep to the sound of crickets, or watching the omni-present peccaries snuffling around, or even having a gecko for […]

Photograph courtesy of Sabine Wintergerst

Magic Kingdom

On July 31, 2019 by anon

My first day in La Selva and here we were, just having finished lunch. Still new to everyone and everything, I’d found the rice and beans delicious and my joy on discovering fresh local fruit at the salad bar was unbounded. The shower and the meal had revived me sufficiently […]

Welcome To The Jungle

On July 9, 2019 by anon

  The beady-eyed immigration official squinted at the screen in front of him. He flicked through my passport a third time, disappeared for a minute and came back with a colleague. The dance started all over again, two pairs of eyes rapidly glancing back and forth between my papers and the […]