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Archives for July, 2006

Gorillas In Our Midst

When I finished residency, I took a position at a University clinic north of town.  In order to get there, I had to cross a bridge over a river.  I drove over that bridge about 100 times before the first snowfall. On the first snowy day, while driving over the bridge, I noticed a sign.…

I Should Have Been A Geologist

From the City of Rocks.

Comic Relief

Here is the video that provides a little comic relief, after reading about our latest efforts to study biological weapons, as mentioned in my last post.  Here is your army.  Here is your army on drugs.

Biodefense Controversies

This is another upsetting bit of news about our government.  The Washington Post is reporting laboratory being built in Ft. Detrick, Maryland.  Known as the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), the new facility will conduct biological warfare research “within what many arms-control experts say is a legal gray zone, skirting the edges of…

Lying To Congress

I’m sure everyone has read about this by now, but every once in a while I just speak up to add to the resonance in the echo chamber.  If this is confirmed, it would be a flagrant illegal act by a government agency: Audit Finds U.S. Hid Cost of Iraq Projects By JAMES GLANZ Published:…

This is an archived post from September, 2005, posted here and now because I am away on vacation. As I go about my days, I get the impression that there is a lot of confusion out there about the treatment of opiate abuse and dependence. Wes Clark (not that Wes Clark, the other one) has…

This is an archived post from October 2005. It is one of my more whimsical entries, but it does have aserious intent. The recent National Geographic film, March of the Penguins, has generated a tremendous amount of controversy: an avalanche of deconstructionism that surely was not intended by its creator.  It seems that the controversy…

Lizard

At La Cueva.  I’d appreciate it if someone could identify this lizard. It is about 5 inches (12cm) long. UPDATE: thanks to a tip from Kevin, I think I have ID’ed the little guy…

Aguirre Springs

This is the approach to Aguirre Springs, on the east slope of the Organ mountains.

This is an archived article from 2004, scheduled to be posted today to fill a vacation-induced gap. A recent article in the LA Times reports on hazards associated with herbal sex aids.  This brings to mind a couple of reasons to be concerned about herbal products and dietary supplements.  Potential dangers may be hiding in…