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An explanation and an apology

I wanted to take a moment to explain why there haven’t been a lot of substantive posts from me recently, and I wanted to apologize to you for that. On July 4, 2007, my father had a massive cerebral hemorrhage five weeks before his 87th birthday. It was the sort of stroke that normally kills the victim. The only reason why he survived is because it was far enough to the outside of his brain that he never lost consciousness.
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Etsy Apologizes For Making User Info Public

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (3 years ago)

Yesterday we reported Etsy irritated many of its users when it made much of their information public without warning. Today, a post on the Etsy blog explained and apologized for the move. Here's their full explanation: Yesterday and... Read Post

Thinking about spinal cords

Biology / Paleontology : Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (11 hours ago)

I’m scrambling to get everything done before I leave for England and SVPCA this weekend, so no time for a substantive post. Instead, some goodies from old papers I’ve been reading. Explanations will have to come in the comments, if ... Read Post

Cursing Toddler Issues Adorable Apology for Cursing After Ice Bucket

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel (11 hours ago)

Adorable little Scarlett, the girl who owned the internet this week by inviting her grandparents to "fuck your mouth," has issued a tiny and laughably insincere apology for her cursing. Like Scarlett, I'd like to take this time to a... Read Post

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