Terra Sigillata

Archives for November, 2008

Just clearing out the family e-mail account that has tons of old messages from various things I’ve signed up for over the years when I found a series of e-mails from Virginia-based singer-songwriter, david m bailey. I first saw david play at an event for people living with cancer about eight years ago – he’s…

Okay, my friends. My two years of imprisonment are up. I love my Treo 700p but it is time for me to make a change. Any reviews of new Treos I’ve seen tell me that I need to attend a funeral. So, if I am to change, let me tell you first what I love:…

Okay, so kill me – I’m posting The Friday Fermentable on Saturday morning. I just couldn’t get it together yesterday and the US Thanksgiving holiday has my timing all screwed up. I noted earlier this week that the proprietors of our community treasure, Wine Authorities, were to be interviewed on the local NPR affiliate, WUNC-FM,…

The recent passing of Studs Terkel and my conversations with African American colleagues after the Obama victory has given me pause to think about our life stories, especially the life stories of our elders. For example, I lost all of my grandparents before I could get their life stories on videotape, digital recorder, or writing…

We had one of our most active comment threads the other day when I posted my thoughts on drdrA’s own superb post about what is most important to her in being a woman in science. I noted my own desire to listen to and understand as completely as possible the issues of my women colleagues…

Salamanzar and the Grand Poobah Wine Swami (Seth Gross and Craig Heffley) of the nationally-recognized wine merchant and community resource, Wine Authorities, will be appearing today on the local NPR affiliate. Here is the official word from the boys themselves: Wow! This coming Monday, the 24th, we’re going to be on the air with none…

Recent Wine Experiences – Mediterranean (and nearby) Island Wines by Erleichda Sweetpea and I enjoy (gentle) hiking vacations, and we share this fondness with a small group of other likeminded hiker friends. I attempt to steer our selected destinations to places where grapes grow, and this has brought us, so far, to Sicily and the…

Just a quick reminder of who you’re really supporting when you come by and click on this humble blog. It’s no secret that joining Seed Media Group’s ScienceBlogs.com can bring the blogger(s) a very small amount of compensation based upon grades of site traffic – depending on your traffic, this could be about as much…

DrDrA at BlueLabCoats has returned with an outstanding post, entitled, “I want you to hear me, I don’t care what you see…,” that she wrote out longhand during her recent travels: In my absence I picked up a whiff of a lot of chatter about what women scientists wear to work… or talk/write about wearing…

Tagged by the five things meme

As if I don’t already have enough to do, Comrade PhysioProf tagged me with this meme last night. I was also fortunate to be tagged by Isis the Scientist in her new digs at On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess. So, since these folks seem interested, here goes: 5 Things I was Doing 10…