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Doctor, doctor, give me the news*

I’ve been having this 3:30 am (EST) insomnia for about the last two months, so I often pull the laptop up and survey the blogosphere in the still of the night. A simple look at the Last 24 Hours at ScienceBlogs and elsewhere in the blogosphere tells me that some knuckleheads in the mainstream press…

I came home this evening after a grant submission and uploading a bunch of grant reviews hoping to open a bottle of Gruet Brut and write up my account of last week’s Friday Fermentable Live!!! at ScienceOnline’09. While sitting down, my dear PharmGirl, MD, asked me to read this op-ed essay and scrolled it such…

Mike Dunford has a post about how some (ok, Fox News) are already stating the Obama isn’t really president because of the flub in today’s oath of office during the inauguration ceremonies – never mind that the former Senator actually became president at noon, about ten minutes before the actual oath (although Orin Kerr has…

Just as I was starting to put together a few posts about my experiences at this weekend’s ScienceOnline’09 soirée, I get a Tweet from Pam Spaulding that openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson didn’t appear on HBO’s inaugural coverage today and, at least for Kenny Yum of Canada’s National Post and others in attendance, could…

Just another quick note reflecting further on my 8-minute gut reaction yesterday to word that Sanjay Gupta might be nominated as Surgeon General in the Obama administration. I still contend he’s a great communicator but realize that the “both sides of the story” aspect of journalism has made some uneasy about where he’d actually stand…

PharmGirl just sent me this tip after I got out of a meeting but I see that some bloggers have already weighed in about Obama’s apparent selection of Dr Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General. PalMD was briefly positive but PZ is concerned that Gupta is merely a talking head or placeholder and an apologist for…

My long absence from home and the blog was followed yesterday by my lying on the floor and going through accumulated mail. These quiet times for “literature review,” such as preparing the recycling and walking back from the mailbox, frequently provide me with blog fodder. So I read with interest yesterday an Oncology Times article…

Fresh off the presses from the mothership.

Obama’s Loss Traced To Abel

A reader sent the following to my blog e-mail address but under my meatspace name. So much for pseudonymity. Here’s the version with my ‘nym: And am I the only one who wonders if Mrs Walsh is PhysioProf’s mother?

We here at Terra Sig are peripheral to Teh Atheist Cabal at ScienceBlogs so I had to do a consortium-wide search to be sure no one like PZ, revere, or Laden wrote about this lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The nation’s largest group of atheists and agnostics is suing President Bush, the…