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A note tacked to the door

The lights are out at Effect Measure. It is closed and locked. No one is there any more. So consider this a note tacked on the door. I had always intended to leave it as a way to connect you with The Pump Handle and that’s still its purpose. But now I feel compelled to…

We bid you farewell

It’s been a long time coming but the time has come. Effect Measure is closing up shop, after 5 and a half years, 3 million visits and 5.1 million page views of some 3500. You commented on them some 37,000 times. It’s been a grand ride but to all things there is a season. It’s…

Power outage

I’m sitting here in the dark and freezing. No, not really. It’s not dark yet and it’s hot and humid. But I have no power, except what’s left in this laptop. Can’t connect to the net because I use wifi at home and the router is electrical (if I get really desperate I’ll crawl up…

Odd question about the lying mirror

This weekend I got a haircut and noticed for the umpteenth time that the hair from the top of my head (I still have plenty) that landed in my lap as I sat in the barber’s chair was grey. This always surprises me because when I look in the mirror I don’t have much grey…

Jaws meets the grant writer

I’m coming up for air during my grant writing (so far this weekend I’ve spent in excess of ten hours yesterday and today just writing; all the rest of the time I spent obsessing about what I wrote and what I still needed to write), but you know I’m desperate when I start posting stuff…

Work and home

An interesting sounding paper just appeared in the December 2009 issue of the journal American Sociological Review but we don’t have time to read it. So I’ll just tell you what the press release says:

Seems like only yesterday

The decades roll on but we still have wonderful friends from long ago who’ve kept at it, who grew up to be true and courageous and with a joyful heart. One of them celebrates her birthday today. She stays for me, Forever Young. Bon anniversaire, Muffin, from me and Mrs. R.

I doubt many of our regular readers will be surprised to hear that at least one of The Reveres was sort of geeky while young (now, of course, he’s just sort of geeky while old). I thought about this objectively (geeks don’t think we are really geeky; we just think the things we do that…

In Memoriam: Steve Lagakos

We hate to write posts like this. The Reveres lost a friend and the battle against HIV/AIDS lost a Field Commander this week when Steve Lagakos, his wife Regina and his mother were killed in a horrific head on collision on their way back from his summer home in New Hampshire, where they celebrated his…

Homeward bound

I should be writing a substantive blog post, but I’m dead tired after 14 hours spent listening to very stimulating science presented by talented grad students, post-docs and residents at a large medical center, after which they were in turn subjected to an invited lecture from me, a lecture I’ve been obsessing over for a…