bioephemera

Archives for July, 2008

I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before this turtle is acclaimed as a “hero”: A box turtle, outfitted with GPS, was being tracked by the National Park Service for research purposes. On July 14th, the turtle, located in Rock Creek Park, was found in a marijuana field just south of the Maryland line.…

On Tuesday, The Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a panel on “The Health Blogosphere: What it Means for Policy Debates and Journalism,” starting with a twenty-minute keynote from HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt (yes, he has a blog). The webcast is here. My favorite quote, from Tom Rosenstiel at the Project for Excellence in Journalism: Blogs are…

Following up on last month’s buzz about the Internet killing literacy, this NYT article baldly states, Clearly, reading in print and on the Internet are different. On paper, text has a predetermined beginning, middle and end, where readers focus for a sustained period on one author’s vision. On the Internet, readers skate through cyberspace at…

Christopher Reiger

Between meaning and material (h.H.R.) Watercolor, gouache, graphite and marker on Arches paper 32 x 32 inches Christopher Reiger, 2007 My friend Christopher Reiger is appearing in several group shows this summer, so I thought it was a good time to spotlight his work. Above is one of my favorite pieces, between meaning and material…

This morning, Hasbro finally intimidated Facebook and Scrabulous into suspending the popular word game app. I love Scrabulous, and I’m mad as heck – not least because in my current game, I’d scored a whopping three Bingos (words in which you use all 7 letters) and was routing the usually dominant competition (my staffer). Scrabulous…

A Natural Wild Urban Duck Event

Photo by Kevin Ambrose Apparently dozens of DC ducks are dying, right in front of traumatized tourists: National Mall visitors watched park police wade through the water collecting more than 20 lifeless birds Saturday afternoon. The latest incident comes just two weeks after 17 other ducks mysteriously died at the reflecting pool. The Environmental Protection…

What proof are you?

94%DRUNKARD This seems like a good thing to post on Saturday morning! Apparently I’ve more than made up for my sober college days. (Seriously – I learned everything on that quiz in the last 10 months. Whee!) via Grrlscientist.

Silent Dredge, 2008 Tiffany Bozic Currently showing at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery: “A Complicated Dominion: Nature and New Political Narratives,” featuring the work of Tiffany Bozic, among others: Our dominion is complicated and comes with profound responsibility. Humankind has become adept at leveraging natural resources and scientific advances to not only ensure our…

For those of you frustrated with the “Top 100″ book meme in my previous post, here’s a post summarizing six alternate “Top 100″ lists. You may find one you’re happier with! Or at least, one lacking The Da Vinci Code. Hallelujah!

a book meme!

Woo hoo! I’ve been tagged with a book meme! The rules: boldface the books on this list that you’ve read, and italicize books you started but never finished. Okay. . . 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien 3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte~ 4 Harry…