REPOST (Classic Terra Sig)

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Stetson Kennedy revisited, literally

Next month, the family Pharmboy is headed down to Beluthahatchee, Florida, to help celebrate the 90th birthday of famed human rights legend, Stetson Kennedy, the subject of some Woody Guthrie lyrics put to music by Billy Bragg and Wilco. Among ScienceBloggers, I’ve learned that Janet and Steinn are big Billy Bragg fans and Josh is…

Reading the paper this morning reaction to murder charges being brought against a New Orleans doctor and two nurses post-Katrina makes me want to read a little more into the facts of the cases. However, my SiBling, Prof Shelley Batts at Retrospectacle, points out correctly that the circumstances surrounding the delivery of health care in…

Why Terra Sigillata?

If you Google, “Terra Sigillata,” you’ll get a number of hits for various clay pottery recipes. Very complicated stuff, requiring the use of a deflocculant to separate out large clay particles from the small ones. Terra sig, as it is known among pottery hipsters, is then used to coat finished pieces to produce a very…

A Humble PharmBoy Begins to Sow

OK, so I’m a latecomer to blogging. I was also more than a week late for my own birth. The blogging spark for me was an Aug 1 2005 article in The Scientist by David Secko. That’s where I first learned of Derek Lowe over at In The Pipeline…and GrrlScientist, Pharyngula, BotanicalGirl, and, YoungFemaleScientist, among…