Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category
Writing from both a scientific and personal perspective, I’ve posted on my personal blog an essay about my mother’s struggle with psychomotor (temporal lobe) epilepsy:
As we walked to school this morning, my 9 y.o. Malcolm scolded me for scattering the seeds of the dandelions in our 3-acre Lyon Park. I tried to defend the beauty of the much-reviled little weed. He may not have been persuaded, but smiled and suggested, “Maybe we should call it Dandelion Park?” I loved his gentle play on words — very much his flavor of humor.
I love this picture. Taken in my backyard November 8th, 2008. The late afternoon sun and clouds set up a strong contrast between the bright tree and the murky buildings — so I went and found my camera. (It was fairly dim out and this was a long exposure, hence the breeze-driven blurriness of the leaves.)
I suppose there’s a science angle here about xanthophyll or something, but … who cares! I don’t have to spoil everything.
[posted 1 May 2009]