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The Professor and The Madman

This was a character study; of course, this is a history, so I am in effect just glorifying the brilliance of a real guy.

Ian Maher… 982 more words


What is this? How did I get here? Why are YOU here?

Hey there! As a first post, I want to talk about who I am and the scope of the this blog. Maybe also, I will talk about why I am writing it. 320 more words

I Write For Myself And That's Totally Okay Right Right?

O is for Ocean Acidification

We all know that CO2 emissions are warming the planet.  Or at least, most of us do.  What often goes unreported is the effect of carbon dioxide on the worlds’ oceans.   786 more words

Science Writing

Don't Worry Pluto, I'm Not A Planet Either

I was at an event today where I had the opportunity to make a little magazine.  This was my contribution:

Science Writing

A Middle Miocene Ichthyolith Record

I’m also a scientist! Which really, is just a different kind of writer. I still tell stories and I still have to think about how to convey pieces of information, it’s just based on solid data rather than what I can creatively come up with. 164 more words

Expository Writing

AWP2015: But Seriously ... Is It Time for More Humor in Environmental Writing?

Panelists: Ana Maria Spagna (moderator), Melissa Hart, Jennifer Sahn, and David Gessner

Just today I received a funny email from the environmental magazine Orion. The subject seemed funny anyway: “The Parking Lot That Doubles as a Sponge.” It sounds like the setup for an old Saturday Night Live skit: “Shimmer! 1,161 more words


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande tackles one of the hardest conversations we have in society today–what to do at the end of our lives?   Many in the medical profession have always tried to prolong a life at any cost and at a huge detriment to the patient at hand.  147 more words