Terra Sigillata

Archives for September, 2009

As I’ve been more than swamped as of late, I wanted to offer up some of insightful posts my colleagues around the blogosphere (I can just get in about 20 of the my most recent feeds from Google Reader while making the coffee, although putting the laptop on the range top is probably a bad…

[Here is why I will always remember. This was posted here originally on 11 September 2006.] Let me tell you about John Michael Griffin, Jr. Griff, as he was known in high school, was a friend of mine. Late in the first half of our lives, he stood up for me physically and philosophically, for…

Update: Visitors arriving by search engine may care to read our followup post on 20 November following M.D. Anderson’s filing of legal action in this case. The premier US cancer hospital and research center in Houston released a statement today distancing themselves from a Dallas company claiming an endorsement of their water product by The…

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. . . or as Dr Barrett refers to it more accurately, Insurance Reform. On Friday, Sarah Avery of the News & Observer reported on her interview with the now-retired Pennsylvania psychiatrist who started the Quackwatch.com website in 1996 following years of investigating fraudulent health practices. From the Quackwatch Mission Statement: Quackwatch is now an…

In the United States, this is currently National HBCU Week (presidential proclamation here) and yesterday marked the end of the annual academic conference on HBCUs (“Seizing the Capacity to Thrive!”) in Washington, DC. HBCUs span from Michigan and Ohio to Texas, Florida, and the US Virgin Islands – see here for the complete list and…