On Tuesdays, I normally write a post about evolution or science. Unfortunately, I’m swamped this week. My in-laws, parents, and sister are all visiting for my graduation from UMD. Consequently, my wife and I are cranking out lab-work right now so we can actually spend time with our families later. So no new post this week. I’ll pick it up again next week when I critique of my own recent paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology. Continue reading
Recently, one of our cat overlords attacked a man. The man had to be airlifted to the hospital.
The cat died.
But let this serve as a warning to your friends.
This is a photo of Judy Wexler, a researcher with our cichlid genetics lab at UMD and an accomplished cyclist. She is now the world’s record holder for pilot of a human-powered helicopter. She is also the first female human-powered helicopter pilot. Congratulations Judy! Continue reading
Louisiana does not have the best relationship with evolution — I should know; I grew up there. In fact, a challenge to Louisiana’s equal-time law for “evolution-science” and “creation-science” led to the seminal 1987 US Supreme Court decision that “creation science” is not science but religious dogma, and therefore could not be taught in public classrooms. Continue reading
Caturday is Laundry day.
Frank the Cat always helps.
Especially with the whites.
On Saturday I finished reading The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff. The Barracks Thief is Wolff’s first novel/novella, published in 1984. In 1985, it was award the PEN/Faulkner Award for the year’s best fiction.
I’ve been reading a lot of first novels lately as I edit and rewrite my own. These “firsts” are usually short, sweet, and rough around the edges. The Barracks Thief is no exception. Continue reading