Terra Sigillata

Archives for July, 2008

While I threaten to come back to real blogging, let me direct you to Orac’s recent post on the loss of their family dog, Echo – the dog who ate corn off the cob (YouTube evidence therein). Orac is a great writer but a lot of you know him mostly from his expertise in cancer…

Yes, I really will be back

A convergence of personal and professional issues have left me little or no time for blogging the last week or so. But many thanks to you for checking in here and even e-mailing to say hi. I actually have a couple of good science topics in the hopper but haven’t been able to execute them…

Another Wine Experience: A Romp thru Northern Italy’s Lake Country By Erleichda (about the author) We touched down very early in Milan on what, for all eight of us, would mark the beginning of our hiking week in the Lake Country of northern Italy, a destination we had chosen after last year’s successful Lot Valley…

Reflections on Jesse Helms

Well, I didn’t exactly plan to break my silence with a non-science post but a couple of you asked if I had any comments on the passing of Senator Helms. Frankly, I was already going into the US Independence Day weekend with a bit of melancholia, feeling very much like the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Chris Satullo…

Well, you readers here really know how to draw attention to an issue. We’re not a high-traffic blog but those of you who read regularly are quite thoughtful, insightful, and, now, influential. Our little post the other day on the application of the ideal gas law in discussing the NPR/StoryCorps segment on the exploding bra…