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My Year in a Picture

Monday, our son Xander was born. Since then I’ve been getting to know who this new human being is. I’ve been taking care of most of his, and my wife’s, needs. We’ve shared many moments and lived a life without distractions. Like Zen Buddhist monks our only concerns are food, sleep and poop. The first…

Bloggers like to talk about how nasty the Main Stream Media is (I’m looking at you physioprof). And although I agree that there are MANY problems, I think that the fifth estate makes a real contribution to our public discourse. Now unlike what others have written, I am not talking about science journalism, a branch…

I just listened to journalist and historian Gwynne Dyer discus what’s to come in the not so distant future due to accelerated climate change. The quick summary? The rate of climate change is very fast, the development of technology (good and bad) may be even faster, but the rate of cultural change needed to accommodate…

The Brookline Turkeys

… strike again! It’s crazy but Boston (and Brookline in particular) is full of wild turkeys. Every once in a while you bump into a gang (or a gobble) of them. Baymate knew of one living near her in Washington Square. One day as one lady left Starbucks, baymate’s turkey spotted her and proceeded to…

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Scienceblogs launched a new blog featuring a few of the Scienceblog regulars and a few new bloggers including Hsien-Hsien Lei, whom you might recognize as the master mind behind Eye on DNA. The focus of this group effort is to discuss recent developements in 4 research areas: stem cells, cloning, biodefense, and genetically modified organisms.

The Canadian Election, my 2 cents.

You may not have noticed, but yesterday, the US’s largest trading partner had an election. Watching the returns with my wife, I was struck yet again how different Canada is from US. Just like Americans, Canadians get upset at the government, but unlike Americans, Canadians want the government to work and are ready to punish…

One great aspect of the Internet is the amount of information that is to be found out there. Here are some links about the current financial crisis. First up, a discussion between Bill Moyers and Kevin Phillips from the site: Bill Moyers sits down with former Nixon White House strategist and political and economic critic…

Off to Toronto

My posting frequency may go down as I will be off to Toronto for a little while. There I’ll be meeting up with Larry Moran and checking out what it means to be a Torontonian. (Larry, it looks like I’ll win the bet, but we won’t know for sure untill after Nov. 2nd.)