Category Archives: Bloggity Blog

We All Use Pseudonyms. Some of Us Are Just More Honest About It Than Others

In light of the recent outing of pseudonymous blogger Dr. Isis by Nature editor Henry Gee (and the resulting commentary), this post by the Epicurean Dealmaker seems relevant (boldface mine): I am not The Epicurean Dealmaker. It is worth reminding … Continue reading

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The U.S. Political System in One Tweet

I like Madame Wev’s summation even better than the links she provides: Contemporary US governance: A bunch of millionaires making decisions about a social safety net they'll never need. bit.ly/1gUy3kR— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 10, 2014 Says it all, doesn’t … Continue reading

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My Year in Pictures

Here are some of my favorite pictures from 2013 (more info and additional pictures are at the links). Roses, Rising and Declining: Newbury Street Without Cars: Snow in Back Bay:

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The Year’s Top Read Links

Although many of my hits come through the front page, here’s the top read links of 2013 (that I wrote in 2013): It Is Now Physically Impossible For An Adult to Fit on a Plane Want to Know What Privilege … Continue reading

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What Blogging Has Lost

Last week, when I wrote a post about ScienceBlogs, how blogging has become professionalized was something I neglected to put in that post. Thankfully, Chad Orzel says it better anyway (boldface mine): It’s a sign that blogging is respectable, an … Continue reading

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Adam Bly Shot a Man in Reno Just to Watch Him Die: Some Observations on the Science Bloggysphere

What with ‘Sciamgate‘ fiasco over the weekend, there has been a lot of interesting writing. But this, by Greg Laden, really resonated with me (boldface mine): There is a great irony here. Just prior to the creation of Scientific American … Continue reading

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Want to Know What Privilege Looks Like? The ‘Tell Someone “No”, Get Called a Whore’ Edition

A while ago, I got an email from a science aggregator offering me a chance to crosspost for…free. To paraphrase the wisdom of the philosopher Tone Loc, I get paid to do the blog thing (actually, that’s not the case … Continue reading

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