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Heroism and Politics
I haven't been around very much of late. The Daily Kos community helped me a great deal as I dealt with my fiancee's illness and death earlier this year, but since then, I'd let myself disconnect a ...
Serpents Choice 06/26/2013 7 40 - -
She was 36
She's the cute one, obviously. I feel like I should be using a picture after her hair grew back, but this was always one of her favorites regardless.
Serpents Choice 03/31/2013 117 340 3 -
Bad news before the other bad news
Well, I've known for a long time now that I'd be eventually posting some bad news. As many of you know, my fiancee is terminally ill, with liver failure caused by metastatic breast cancer. The ...
Serpents Choice 03/30/2013 52 125 - -
DOMA: This is the best they have
It hasn't been a good day for DOMA in oral arguments. Which means it has been a good day for the rest of us. Justice Kagan slapped the law around pretty thoroughly, reading from a House of ...
Serpents Choice 03/27/2013 17 14 - -
My fiancee, now in hospice
This has not been a good week. I can't say I expected a good week. Not quite 10 days ago, I posted my last update about my fiancee's battle with cancer-induced liver disease. Folks who have been ...
Serpents Choice 03/22/2013 47 188 1 -
My family health story: Counting down to midnight
I've never been the regular diarist I wanted to be. But, when I've had the opportunity to write here, I've always wanted it to be about science and science education. I've done a little. I should ...
Serpents Choice 03/13/2013 17 34 2 -
Health Update: Eventually, the house always wins...
I've got a number of friends in the casino business. Ask them about the odds and they'll tell you the same thing. Sometime you can come out ahead. Sometimes you can even win the big payout. But, ...
Serpents Choice 02/25/2013 49 108 1 -
Mixed family health news
A couple days ago I took my turn in the family health hotseat , and was humbled by the outpouring of support, the attention of Community Spotlight, and a brief visit to the reclist. I'd like to let ...
Serpents Choice 02/16/2013 16 29 - -
My turn in the family health hotseat
I'm certainly not a very active Kossack. My passions are with science, and language, and history, and ... some more science, not so much with politics. But in the world we find ourselves in, being ...
Serpents Choice 02/13/2013 62 136 - -
Anatomy of a Bad Science Paper: Part III
I've been promising for a long, long time to write a series of diaries here about how lay readers can read, evaluate, and even understand peer-reviewed science papers and third-party articles about ...
Serpents Choice 08/10/2012 14 13 2 90
Anatomy of a Bad Science Paper: Part II
I've been promising for a long, long time to write a series of diaries here about how lay readers can read, evaluate, and even understand peer-reviewed science papers and third-party articles about ...
Serpents Choice 08/09/2012 17 17 2 158
Anatomy of a Bad Science Paper: Part I
I've been promising for a long, long time to write a series of diaries here about how lay readers can read, evaluate, and even understand peer-reviewed science papers and third-party articles about ...
Serpents Choice 08/08/2012 61 44 2 495
The Bee Colony Collapse Mystery Isn't Quite Solved Yet
There's a diary on the rec list at the moment about a topic that I've been following for quite a number of years: Colony Collapse Disorder, the catastrophic die-off of honeybee colonies worldwide. ...
Serpents Choice 04/13/2012 119 225 4 1084
A line in the sand: Ethics, tactics, Hilarity, and what we're here for
"This site is about more and better Democrats..." -Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, 03 Feb 2010 Being part of a movement to elect more and better Democrats cannot just be about electing more and better ...
Serpents Choice 02/16/2012 14 9 - 58
Komen: Too Local -- Politics just became personal
There are probably a handful of people around here who remember me. Some time ago, I gave a good college try at a weekly column about epidemic plant and animal disease. I had plans for a series of ...
Serpents Choice 02/02/2012 9 29 - 106
Disease!: One with a happy ending
Disease! is a series of diaries, appearing on Thursdays, about a category of overlooked epidemics -- plant and animal diseases. While they rarely make the news, these epidemics, often ...
Serpents Choice 03/03/2011 36 55 2 249
Disease!: An "unprecedented epidemic"
Disease! is a (hopefully) weekly series of diaries about a category of overlooked epidemics -- plant and animal diseases. While they rarely make the news, these epidemics, often caused ...
Serpents Choice 02/24/2011 28 71 2 480
Disease!: Four billion dead
This is the first installment of Disease!, planned to be a semi-regular series of diaries about a category of overlooked epidemics -- plant and animal diseases. While they rarely make ...
Serpents Choice 02/17/2011 104 109 7 580
We're not doomed! (On DoJ appeals of DADT/DOMA)
Yesterday there was a diary that blasted Obama for failing in his stated desire to be a "fierce advocate" of gay rights because the DoJ had filed an appeal of the district court decision finding ...
Serpents Choice 10/13/2010 50 18 - 108
World of Warcraft plans to end anonymity on forums
Okay, I know that a lot of people on this site could care less about what a video game company does. I know there are a lot of things going on in the world that, in any real sense, matter more than ...
Serpents Choice 07/08/2010 95 35 1 77
Ecological Crisis Spreads Rapidly in US (no, not the Gulf)
Deepwater Horizon will have catastrophic effects on the ecology of the Gulf, effects that will last for years to come. But it isn't the only ecological disaster occurring right now. Unlike that BP-
Serpents Choice 05/20/2010 26 35 - 51
Rape and the culture of fear
Ugh. I don't diary much, and I'd much rather do so about politics or economics than join the sudden flurry of "rape diaries". But I feel compelled to response, yet cannot formulate a response that ...
Serpents Choice 10/27/2009 12 7 - 65
The HuffPo Road: Medical Misinformation at Kos (Edit)
Because the Kos community is, as a whole, a liberal, activist, progressive community, many of us feel inherently at odds with certain other groups. Republicans? Well, yes , but not in this ...
Serpents Choice 05/27/2009 1148 567 16 114
History, Courage, and Congress
We should not be so hard on our House of Representatives today, despite their abrogation of their Constitutional oaths. Nor should we condemn the Senate in the days or weeks ahead for what is sure ...
Serpents Choice 06/20/2008 2 3 - -
Ron Paul: Adventures in F.R.E.E.dom
Only in a Republican campaign could something as simple as the magazine and newspaper subscriptions itemized in a campaign expenses disclosure become oddly creepy and metaphorically incestuous. T. W.
Serpents Choice 07/19/2007 61 16 - 21
"Citizen! Your papers, please!" -- The right to travel dies
Serpents Choice 08/29/2006 38 37 - 13
The Fall of National Identity: Ideology versus Geography
Serpents Choice 07/16/2006 10 6 1 -
ChoicePoint, Part II: The Heads of Big Brother's Hydra
Serpents Choice 07/08/2006 5 11 1 3
Choicepoint: Drugs, Lies, Votes ... and your Identity
Serpents Choice 07/07/2006 7 13 2 2
We Hate Us for Our Freedoms, Part I
Serpents Choice 06/08/2006 2 2 - 1
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