Author Archives: Headmistress

Take some aspirin, these headlines are head-deskers.*

Netflix edits inconvenient facts about chromosomes and sex from old Bill Nye show.  Chromosomes and what they do are double plus ungood these days that we no longer believe in science, but prefer the fairy tale that gender/sex are merely social constructs. Here’s a sad trip down memory lane into the tragic and horrific history […]

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Our most frugal car repair ever

I’ll tell you up front that this is not really about frugal car repairs as much as it is about relationships with the people who repair your car.  I also wrote it several years ago, and we no longer drive a big van.  In fact, currently, we drive nothing.  We walk or take a bike […]

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Books Read in April

A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr- this is free on kindle and I downloaded it ages ago and only just got around to reading it.  I loved it.  Download it. I think most of you will enjoy it. Published in 1906, it is a frothy, funny love story/adventure along the lines of Prisoner […]

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Fraudulent Peer Reviews Result in 107 Cancer Research Retractions

Normally, I laugh at the foibles of some of the more insular parts of the science community.   After all, some studies are born to be scorned (see Twitter, New Real Peer Review @RealPeerReview).   But this? This is evil. Over 100 cancer research studies retracted because of peer review fraud– that is, the peer […]

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Adventures

A friend took this picture, it’s a place I will never be visiting. It’s not far from here, apparently, in the mountains.  It’s a small village, and part of it is only accessible via this bamboo and steel cable footbridge. There is a church here. They recently had a gospel meeting and afterward had a […]

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