Life From Space

Life From Space

(“6 Planets Life on Earth Came From”, originally published in Points in Case – December 2, 2016) It’s now accepted that the building blocks of DNA and RNA arrived here via meteorites and comets. These are the origins of some of some familiar things...
What Do Drug Names Really Mean?

What Do Drug Names Really Mean?

(First published in The Coffeelicious – November 22, 2016) Cialis®: ED therapy or Roman ruler?Flovent®: Rescue inhaler or plumbing fixture?Humalog®: Diabetes medicine or memorable morning movement?Chantix® : Smoking cessation or Gregorian jam?Aggrenox®: Stroke...
The ‘Rape Kit’ Fail

The ‘Rape Kit’ Fail

(First published in The Coffeelicious – November 9, 2016) For something to seem trivial, a casual name only helps.  Like “Rape Kit”.  For something to be ignorable, forgettable, or diminished its importance, allow it a name only a child can delight in.  There is...
Help Wanted in Congress

Help Wanted in Congress

(“Help Wanted: Manager — Congressional Bounce Houses” first published in Medium – November 2, 2016) Job Title Manager – Congressional Bounce Houses Summary Description A Manager to supervise the safe operation and maintenance of the two...