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A Winter Guest

Found this wonderful jumping spider in my stairwell yesterday and thought I would share some close ups. These were taken with a Canon Rebel SLR ...

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Boyda speaks out on FISA, votes against retroactive immunity

On Friday, Congresswoman Nancy Boyda did something courageous. She did something brave. She did something historic.And she did what was right.On Friday, Congresswoman Nancy Boyda ...

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“Optic Nerve” - Blogisode #2

The first thing I heard when I woke up wasn't 'good morning' or 'how are you?' but the unpleasant rip of tape being pulled from ...

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A Second Life Field Trip and Protein Music

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Yesterday I took some of my students to Second Life to visit a wonderful genetics site called Genome island. Second Life is an on line ...

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SXSW 2008: ‘The Promotion’ and ‘Run, Fatboy, Run’

My third day at South by Southwest 2008 was a busy one. I was wandering in and out of panels all day. The Jeffrey Tambor ...

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Fun at the ljworld building

Reefer Madness!No, wait. That's REFER madness. You know how on the first page of a section of the paper there is a photo or a ...

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Unintended Consequences of Child Abuse Reporting

The evolution of the way child abuse is reported and investigated has helped many children and is now putting some at risk. Public policy has ...

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SXSW 2008: ‘We Are Wizards’ and ‘Gonzo’

When you wake suddenly from a dream about Doc Brown and Libyan terrorists who drive around in a VW bus to a loud, static-masked radio ...

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Dangerous to plants

I get periodic alerts from our local garden store when new succulents arrive and among the recent arrivals was this really cool little plant. The ...

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Housing for mentally ill sexual predators

Same as the summary above.

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SXSW 2008: Master Pancake and ‘Second Skin’

I've only been away from Austin, TX now for 24 hours, and I've got a huge hangover-not from drinking (although I did my fare share), ...

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Shuttle Night Launch

Watching a Shuttle launch at night is an incredible experience. Below are three amateur videos of last night's launch, shot from across the water near ...

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Backyard Maple Tapping

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We may be nearing the end of tapping season for this spring, but perhaps these photos will inspire a few people to tap next year. ...

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Missouri lawmakers vote present on KU’s Orange Bowl resolution

Talk about sour grapes.When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution [lauding the Jayhawks][1] for their victory in the Orange Bowl, it passed without ...

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Boyda signs “No Robo-Calls” pledge

Congresswoman Nancy Boyda announced yesterday she had signed a pledge to not conduct robocalls of her constituents who have signed the new National Political Do ...

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Baby FootPrints

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can see these magnificent footprints in Massachusetts. They truly are a sight. It is absolutely amazing to put your feet in these imprints and look ...

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Final two fine arts dean candidates announced

The final two candidates for Kansas University's [dean of fine arts][1] are William Vernon May and Aaron Horne.May, [dean of Baylor University's School of Music][2], ...

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Angell at my table

Love your Angell at my table 3/07/08.Can't wait for the rest.Paint

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So Much to See #11 (3/9/2008)

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Previous:SMTS #10 Next:SMTS #12 Where is it? What is it? I'll let you know if you're the first person who correctly identifies the subject of ...

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“Optic Nerve” - Blogisode #1

The hand that came toward my face smelled like lemons. Maybe it had just squeezed some flavor into a bitter glass of iced tea, or ...

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