Mayan Dawn / Winter Solstice

Isn't it fun to be at a moment when so many of us are looking at the world ending and not ending and continuing and re-turning? Exciting! A good correction to the narrow (though scary) "fiscal cliff" frame. Wealth…

Diabetes partly caused by missing bacteria

Bacteria R Us

“Bacteria make us sick. Do they also keep us alive?” is the subhead under “Germs Are Us,” by Michael Specter in the October 22 issue of The New Yorker. About five years ago, DNA-sequencing technology was harnessed…

A note to diabetics

Acknowledge Your Unique Diabetes Journey

You didn’t ask to go, and yet you are on a journey: your diabetes journey. Whether you’re a new diabetic – wondering what the heck you can eat and grappling with the strange paraphernalia of…