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Apologies for the radio silence

Dear Readers: No I haven’t dropped off the face of the Earth. I’ve only been quiet because I am getting crushed during this last week of the semester. I have a couple of topics I want to share with you but it may not happen today. Please accept my apologies for slacking on my commitment…

Lookie what came in to my e-mail box overnight after yesterday’s post about the hypotrichosis treatment, Latisse® brand of bimatoprost. Hmm…I have a few ideas who might have sent this (no profanity, so it wasn’t Comrade PhysioProf). And very interesting that this comes just a week before FDA holds an opening hearing entitled, “Promotion of…

Poppy seed tea can kill you

A little over a week ago, we posted on the very sad story of the accidental death of a University of Colorado sophomore from ingesting poppy seed tea. The poppy, Papaver somniferum, is the commercial source for prescription narcotic painkillers such as morphine and codeine. The seeds can be had online and in retail stores.…

I am truly humbled by reader response to my Thursday post on the 12th anniversary of my father’s death. What began as a simple journaling exercise interspersed with some great photos provided by my sister has become one of my most highly-read and most-commented posts. I don’t want to comment too much lest I take…

We’re really fortunate here at Terra Sigillata World Headquarters to have a strong, dedicated readership. But I’m always tickled when we attract new readers and attention to the views we express here. Late yesterday I received a very nice e-mail from Andrew Plemmons Pratt, Managing Editor of Science Progress, a blog of the well-known liberal…

So, I’m over at CVS Pharmacy this morning looking for a sympathy card for Orac and Mrs Orac and a get-well card for Sheril, and – I admit it – some 25-50% off Valentine’s stuff for the PharmKid. There, I came upon this complete and utter gem. Frankly, this is gilling me – but what…

Happy 2009!

I don’t know about you folks but I am just spent. I did tons of background reading for a couple of upcoming blog posts but I just couldn’t put fingers to keyboard today. So let me just wish each and every one of you all the best for a happy and healthy New Year. Professionally,…

Did someone say “shoes?”

Blame Isis: Figure 1: New Balance 908 trail shoes with my Polar S1 footpod (to go with my four-year-old Polar RS200). And don’t give me grief about my Smartwool Light Hiking Socks – best trail running sock on the planet.

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…

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…