The Intersection

A Note From Sheril

I’m posting this on Sheril’s behalf, as she is in the hospital right now:

Dear readers and friends in and out of the blogosphere,

I am extremely appreciative for so many emails during the past week. Thanks for offering your guestrooms, travel recommendations, and road trip advice. Thank you for invitations to speak at universities along the way and participate in dinners and happy hours. I am very glad to know so many thoughtful people follow our blog and have been happy to hear from several old friends I did not realize were readers.

Last week I also began getting emails from many planning to be at the AAAS meeting and the Valentine’s Day science-of-kissing symposium. I would love to meet every one of you and am very sorry I will no longer be able to be there. An unexpected emergency in Tempe, AZ sent me to NY for surgery where I will need to stay longer than anticipated, but will be fine.

That said, if you’re headed to Chicago, make sure to be at the Kissing session–you’re in for a real interdisciplinary treat from a wonderful group of scientists!

I haven’t been able to respond to emails yet, but thanks to those who wrote and especially, thanks to everyone reading our blog!


Our thoughts are with Sheril in her recovery. We miss you–and that kissing symposium is missing out on its best discussant!


  1. #1 Isis the Scientist
    February 11, 2009

    Sheril, you’re in the thoughts if the Isis family. We wish you a very speedy recovery.

  2. #2 Ashutosh
    February 11, 2009

    Good luck with the surgery. Take care.

  3. #3 Jon Winsor
    February 11, 2009

    Sorry to hear this. Get well soon, Sheril!

  4. #4 scicurious
    February 11, 2009

    i had no idea! I hope everything is better soon!! I’ll be thinking of you, Sheril!

  5. #5 Heather
    February 11, 2009

    Feel better soon Sheril! Definitely sorry we won’t be able to hear you on the panel.

  6. #6 Abel Pharmboy
    February 11, 2009

    Kisses, my friend. And hugs – as long as they don’t exacerbate the surgical pain. Y’all atheistas can kill me but I’ll be praying for you.

  7. #7 Dowman
    February 11, 2009

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  8. #8 Sean Carroll
    February 12, 2009

    Get better soon! Chicago will miss you.

  9. #9 ScienceWoman
    February 12, 2009

    Speedy recovery Sheril. You’ll be in my thoughts.

  10. #10 "GrrlScientist"
    February 12, 2009

    wow, sheril, i am so sad to hear about your recent troubles! take care and please accept my wishes for a speedy recovery!

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