Category Archive: culture and lifestyle

adventures in ancestry (part 2)

so it’s mother’s day weekend and the dna test packet arrived two weeks ago. it will take us six weeks to get the results but i’m going to wrap it up and give… Continue reading

adventures in ancestry (part 1)

so yesterday i took the plunge and bought what i thought to be the most significant mother’s day present ever. strangely enough, it wasn’t anything physical/tangible but i think that despite the hefty… Continue reading

henrietta lacks

i just found this incredible book on henrietta lacks written by rebecca skloot, “the immortal life of henrietta lacks.” those who are familiar with the scientific advances in biology, will know of her… Continue reading


…has been my word for today. i did enjoy the rush of standing in line at my local polling place checking out my neighbors and saying hello to familiar faces. i felt a… Continue reading