Category Archives: Goal setting

Joan’s Farrier

Ain’t everybody cut out to be Joan of Arc. The old proverb goes something like this: For want of a nail… For want of a fastener, the buffer between soft feet and rough terrain came aloose and emperilled the mission. … Continue reading

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Minor Epiphany at Albertson’s

I usually have my best ideas when I am driving, which is pretty inconvenient for recording my latest and greatest thoughts. Luckily, my husband still answers the phone when I call, will hash through my hare-brained schemes with me, and … Continue reading

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When Harry Traveled With Sally

I’ve been thinking (a rare and dangerous occurrence that usually requires significant retail therapy post-thought). As current events filter through my cabbage patch brain, I wonder… Would Harry Meet Sally in today’s world? Consider this: And this: My guess is … Continue reading

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Log Likelihood

A problem from yesterday: Suppose you observe n iid normal variables from the normal density, X ∼ N(µ, σ 2 ), where σ 2 is known. (A) Find the maximum likelihood estimator of the mean µ. L is for likelihood, where L(θ; … Continue reading

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Tales from the Bull-Pen

Nothing as salacious as what goes on in the locker room or the Oval Office, but let’s face it, all my PhD peeps are too busy for that sort of romantic interlude. We’re out searching for the elusive inverse Hessian … Continue reading

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Forbidden Fruit

The best pineapple I’ve ever had was at Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras, Central America.   Locally grown and picked fresh. Eating fruit picked ripe from the tree is a guaranteed way to ruin you for life. I can’t … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up

This week, I’ve been trying to figure out what I’ll be when I grow up. I had high hopes that the Easter Bunny was going to leave me a big ole sign about my future in the basket with oodles … Continue reading

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