Navel-gazing

Terra Sigillata

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If you’re tired of talking about the debacle that was PepsiCo’s paid blog that was sprung on us here at ScienceBlogs earlier this week, please carry on elsewhere. However, this episode is certainly the talk of both scientists and journalists. I suspect that this case will be discussed and dissected in the coming months at…

I’ve often remarked that the beauty of this blog is that more people read here every day than I would reach in even the largest class I teach. Moreover, far more people read this blog than will ever read my peer-reviewed scientific publications. And that’s even considering that we have very modest traffic numbers here…

Before my colleague DrugMonkey gives me more grief about not yet having a CafePress shop (theirs here) to sell and give away paraphernalia related to this blog, I have a question for you, the always erudite and good-looking reader of this humble blog. You see, I don’t know exactly what text to put on T-shirts,…

Over 200,000 served. . .

. . .and I thank you for your support. I’m not a huge blog traffic addict and, in fact, I mostly keep a SiteMeter counter below because I get to see the geographical distribution of our readers. They have a great map feature where you can look at the locations of the last 100 or…

Over 100,000 served…

…and we thank you. If you look down yonder left, you’ll see that my SiteMeter counter passed 100,000 visits earlier today. To be precise, a visitor from the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House Institute of Education dialed into ScienceBlogs’ ‘Last 24 Hours’ channel at 2037 GMT and clicked on my post about yesterday’s death of…

One year of Terra Sigillata

I specifically launched Terra Sigillata on my sister’s birthday last year so that my aging brain wouldn’t have to remember (or forget) yet another important date. The original post and ad hoc mission statement holds up pretty well after a year. I’ve also moved my second post, “Why Terra Sigillata?,” over here so that folks…

Welcome, visitor number 13,986!

I completely missed it: a rather momentous occasion in the life of this blog. The ScienceBlogs.com version of Terra Sigillata just passed the traffic volume of the old site on Wednesday, 20 Sept at 9:14 pm EDT with a visitor from Arlington, MA, USA. Visitor 13,986 must be a regular reader because they came directly…

“Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country,” said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. “All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for…

I am not worthy

Four years ago at 11:24 am EDT (1624 GMT), your humble blogger was handed the keys to a whole new vocabulary of love. The gift came in the form of a 7 lb. 13 oz. (3,544 gm), 20.5 inch (52 cm) bundle of drooling, peeing, meconium-pooping bundle of baby girl, yanked from an incision in…

Thanks to all for coming over and sharing your MTV memories earlier this week. Our SciBling editor and cat-herder, Katherine, came across with a very vivid list of great memories and Orac was able to bitch about being ever so slightly older than me. Then, Karmen surprised me by intimating that cable TV actually existed…