Jan: Here's to wishing all of my Readers a fantastic 2015. May your grants be funded, your papers accepted and your promotions obtained.
Feb: Some people try to get into a mental frame for grant writing with disruptions of their normal workaday routine.
These things may or may not be part of your personal life, where rejection rears its head at times and you are left to deal with the fall out.
Jun: First of all, if you don't understand that anything featuring groups of humans is in the broader sense "political" than you are a fool.
Jul: I still get irritated every time a PO gives me some grant advice or guidance that is discordant with my best understanding of the process.
Aug: Sometimes, I page back through my Web of Science list of pubs to the minimal citations range.
Sep: How many staff members (mix of techs, undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, staff sci, PI) constitute a "medium sized laboratory" in your opinion?
Oct: Are you familiar with any Universities that award some sort of official recognition of the completion of a postdoctoral term of scientific training?
Dec: It emerged on the Twitts today that sometimes postdocs can defer student loans and sometimes they cannot.