• Who am I?

    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.

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  • Beer cozies

    Thursday, June 4th, 2009

    In doing some research for my Northern Ontario trip, I came across the following awesomeness: Beer can cozies, put to the test! The main takeaway: “Depending on their material, beer can cozies can be effective in keeping beer cool even in extremely hot weather. The two cozies that performed the best employed a layer of [...]

    Northern Ontario haiku

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

    Daydreaming about Northern Ontario camping. So close, yet so far… — It’s haiku, if you smear the “io” into “yo” :P