So over Spring Break I saw the movie Alice in Wonderland with my parents, the new one with Johnny Depp. That movie is filled with individuals who could be considered mentally disturbed or labeled some mental disability that psychology majors thrive on. You have Alice who has repressed childhood memories she dreaded and confusion on who she really is.

We learned a lot while we were there. It was hard to admit that we were drug addicts. As the days went on we got stronger. The next day the Ice Dogs and Bill were at it again, braving snow and playing outside with the students at Open Roads School. From there they got a photo op with Max the Moose before visiting cole Catholique de l’Enfant Jsus. At EEJ the Ice Dogs played games with the students and showed off the Cup to many excited fans..

I even was able to have my picture and a few words about my research printed in Elle magazine. Second, during my time at Columbia I founded the student group Diversity in Graduate Engineering. While a small group, we had impact where it counts. A research team at the University of Nevada, Reno has developed a new environmentally friendly coating for aluminum to replace the carcinogenic chromate coatings used in aerospace applications. The chromate conversion coatings have been used for more than 50 years to protect aluminum from corrosion. The team presented their research last week at the international Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid State Science in Hawaii..

Perhaps each cottage’s most important space is through the living room’s French doors, which lead to a private screened in porch that looks onto the harbor. A hammock and rocking chairs entice you to plop down right there and chill out. Outside are a tiny beach and Adirondack chairs where you can watch pleasure boats zip by and observe the massive container ships that count Charleston among their ports around the world..

Next, let’s think about the exterior of the cake. Edible blossoms are fun and colorful. I love how playful they are. Cut two pieces of wire long enough to extend beyond the edges of the leather shields. Wrap the leather around the wire and punch holes for sewing. There is an excellent Instructable here on preparing leather for sewing.

Waupun School Superintendent Tonya Gubin says she not worried about making up a small projected deficit for the new school year. The Waupun School Board last week approved a preliminary budget for the 2014 15 School Year that includes a projected deficit of $82,000. She says they do have some padded areas of the budget that they might not spend as much in, which allows them to eliminate such a small deficit.