HER NATURE HIS NURTURE

a his & hers weblog of worlds apart

Excerpts & Excuses

Here we are again. Beginning a post with an acknowledgement of inactivity. Happy 2015. Happy February. Whoa, February. Despite the lack of action around here I actually have been doing some extra-curricular writing … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

*Sent on the fly

A few years ago I got a new blackberry. Like many people, I was pretty uncomfortable with the standard signature “sent from my blackberry device on the Bell network”, and … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Convention versus Possibility, and a recipe for change

I read an essay recently that presented the concepts of convention and possibility as eternally pitted against one another, on an inevitable crash course. I have been mulling over this … Continue reading

May 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Risks, Benefits and Patient Empowerment

I read an interesting article by Dr. Roni Zeiger about the importance of asking your doctor to outline all of the risks and benefits of any treatment or procedure prior … Continue reading

April 15, 2009 · 2 Comments

Valuing Context

We are losing our ancestral knowledge because the technicians only believe in modern science and cannot read the sky. -Andean peasant expression I read this quote in an ethnobotany course … Continue reading

March 12, 2009 · 5 Comments

Going Public with Private Info

Benefits of sharing health information on the web I recently attended a talk on the “Importance of the Case Study.” In the world of medical research where large sample sizes … Continue reading

February 2, 2009 · Leave a comment

GenoHype! Genetics and Athleticism

The ultimate Nature vs. Nurture debate The world of professional sports is littered with examples of athletes who defy the laws of natural science and make human marvels seem effortless. … Continue reading

December 2, 2008 · 2 Comments

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