The subtitle of this site comes from a former colleague of mine, Dale Johnson of the University of South Florida. Like me, his first career was primarily as a researcher; also like me he went over to the dark side as an administrator and then returned to productive work as a teacher.

My current professional life revolves around the areas of Genetics and Evolution; I maintain separate web sites for teaching-related materials. I decided to establish this one as a repository for more political and whimsical thoughts. I’ll try to keep them focused on the scientific (i. e. no rants about upcoming elections and the like), but I may or may not succeed. At any rate, I will post comments occasionally; in addition I’ll add links and feeds as I run across them. Where comments are open, they are more than welcome (although they will be monitored, and anything verging on the troll-like will be rejected).