After watching the Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, I thought to myself women and minority voices are not heard enough in the media as it relates to our concerns during this election. Most of the media’s feedback is from a male perspective, as if they are the only ones that have a perspective on anything....more
It was actually not much of a shock to find out there were more non-white babies born last year. But cool to see it all over Twitter and Facebook. Because you know, my babies were born last year. I was celebrating that a bit, although, apparently not so many people were excited about it. Not that I’ve actually seen articles expressing wringing-of-the-hands, “What are we going to do now?” but there are some subtly negative responses and the implications are interesting. But, probably again not much of a shock....more
This Labor Day weekend, I’m heading to Yosemite National Park with my family for a weekend of camping, hiking and swimming. Every summer, we spend several days camped out in a national park – no Internet, TV, cell phones, or electricity....more
By Liz O’Donnell
As the search for a Supreme Court justice to replace David Souter heats up, political pundits and analysts are talking about what litmus test, if any, President Obama might apply when vetting a nominee. But scientific metaphors are not needed in this situation -- basic math skills are.