As I've noted in past editions...
The rules for this blog meme are quite simple.
-Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year.
I originally did this meme, after seeing similar posted by Janet Stemwedel and John Lynch. Prior editions include 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.
If you blog, I encourage you to do your own year-end wrap up post.
Jan: ah, a tragic conundrum emerges from the thickets.
Feb: It's been awhile since I last talked about MDMA, aka 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, the canonical ingredient in Ecstasy.
Mar: Perusing the 'pedia on the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution I found what I was looking for.
Apr: This is my understanding, anyway.
May: This is huge. Previously the only IC that, to my knowledge, made their funding data available was the NIGMS.
Jun: Dude. I realize you are white and male and think you are quite a smart scientist.
Jul: I received a kind email from Elsevier this morning, updating me on the amazing improvement in 2011 Impact Factor (versus 2010) for several journals in their stable of "Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Journals".
Aug: What a fucking summer.
Sept: Phew. We're okay. For now.
Oct: Obviously it is an academic career credit to be selected as the Editor in Chief of a journal, no matter how humble that journal may be.
Nov: We have touched on the Investigator criterion of NIH grant review in the past.
Dec: I'm attending a meeting that is enriched in the older and established luminary type of scientist.