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New State of the Wedge


Time to update my Who page, and give an update on what I’m up to in general! Yes, I am working full time; I started part time when Z was about 2 months old, not because I had to, but because … Continue reading

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I wanna see you be brave


All parents want their children to learn to hold their own. It was not something that I was anxious about when J was a baby, although as he grew I did come to worry that he has more of a … Continue reading

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emotional vs rational


So much for me and NaBloPoMo. I wound up prioritizing sleep (hard to come by in third trimester, when you have a 4 year old running about) and work, and never quite finished any of the posts I had planned … Continue reading

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Being Disaster Ready


With the aftermath of Sandy in the forefront of my mind, I have also been thinking about emergency preparedness for my own family. Living in Northern California, we don’t think about hurricanes or tornadoes, but obviously, earthquakes. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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timing


Timing is everything. One aspect of my research is measuring cytokine secretion. You could analogize cytokines to smells; cells detect cytokines floating around in the environment and respond accordingly. But it’s not so simple to secrete cytokines. The gene for … Continue reading

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Hope


(reposted from elsewhere) J – You turned 8 weeks old on quite a momentous day – Election Day 2008. Your father and I voted, as we have in the past two elections, but this one was different. It wasn’t just … Continue reading

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