One balmy spring weekend, the National Rifle Association (NRA) held in Nashville a convention to which (television told me) 70,000 people came. My son and I were visiting our nation’s capital and went to get a gelato at a… Read More ›

Snowden, Jesus

A warning to those sensible people who believe blog posts should be short, or who have become attached to Montaigbakhtinian for the one-liners: This is not a short post. Some subjects are more demanding. (And I am even ready to… Read More ›

Ditch the term pathogen

Reblogged from Zeteo: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Writing {Click for pdf}   A short comment, published in the 11 December 2014 issue of Nature and entitled “Ditch the term pathogen,” is the most interesting, thought-provoking piece that I have ever… Read More ›