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The Joy Of In-Laws

Today I had the displeasure of spending some time with a woman who likes to refer to herself as my “Sister-in-law.” We’ll call her Crystal, because that’s her name, and I’m not concerned that she will read this blog as I have a sneaking suspicion that she’s functionally illiterate. 317 more words

Being Human

Time for drug chemists to hit the cell biology books

The (undeservedly) obscure Naked Mole Rat should be of interest to drug chemists for two reasons (1) it lives 8 times as long its fellow rodent the lab mouse (2) it… 463 more words

Molecular Biology

Naked Mole Rats

I found this poem on a napkin, written circa 2000? After a zoo visit:

Exploited, on display for Chicago to see
the miniscule glass windows through which to peep… 49 more words

Factual, funny and freakish, all on one Friday

Now, if you are the kind of person who is a bit put out having to follow a link in a blog post to understand what the author is posting about, I will apologize now. 114 more words

The (re) Education Of Ms Janie Jones

Create a Color

“That’s impossible!”

“You’re not being logical.”

“Are you sure you’re not on LSD?”



and Ouch.

I sure am feeling the love from my friends and family. 795 more words


You few, you lovely few, might be getting something more stable on the update front. (And here's a celebratory story.)

So, yeah. The lovely addition of a creative writing class into my life is forcing me to sit down and write real stuff. It’s quite lovely. 632 more words