After meeting with Dr. Vesna and my group this past week, I think that we are on pretty good track for our final booklet. My entry will go second to last and will hopefully tie together essays about bread making and medicine. I am still working on completing the entirety of my essay, but I have made good progress on my essay, and have found some public domain/creative commons images to include in my final essay.
After discussing with my group, we have determined an order that we would like to present our works in. We decided that I would be the fourth entry, in between an entry about yeast and one about the duality of medicine. This is because my work discusses both fungi and the medicinal applications of the taxonomic kingdom.
Here is a start on my final draft:
This past week, I had the honor of listening to Dr. Siddharth Ramakrishnan’s talk on perception, visualization, and the different ways that we make associations between things. Over the course of this quarter, we all have had the opportunity to blog about similar, if not identical topics.
My notes and thoughts on this week’s lecture are coming in a bit late, but this is the first time that I’ve had the chance to transcribe my handwritten notes and thoughts that I wanted to share .
Towards the end of Spaceship Earth, the scientists encapsulated within Biosphere 2 expressed important sentiments regarding the future of earth.
Fungi are considered to be one of the major taxonomic kingdoms of biology. Prior to this classification, fungi have long confused biologists for their strange characteristics that resemble both plants and animals (What Are Fungi?). Most commonly, fungi are associated with death, since they serve the role of a decomposer in our ecosystem, breaking down organic material.
I was born into the Year of the Dragon, and specifically the Year of the Golden Dragon, which is considered to be the luckiest year in the complete sixty year cycle of the zodiac (Spiller).
This past week, I experienced a ten hour power outage that left me without anything to do. While no internet access is a greatly privileged problem to have, it made me think about what hobbies and activities we take on during a period of isolation, and bread making was one of the first things to come to my mind.
Currently, in my refrigerator at home, sits a half gallon of expired milk. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, my family hasn’t gone to the grocery store in almost three weeks, and while most of our pantry has been consumed, some products, like our milk, have turned into food waste. However, shopping habits across the United States have changed because of Covid-19.