Llamas and old journals

There was an article in the NY Times recently about how llamas have extra antibodies and, in one study, those antibodies have proven to be successful at defeating COVID-19.   Apparently llamas are superheros in the world of antibodies.  They have two different types of antibodies (where humans only have one).  They have a regular antibody…

Ignorance – Part 1

"Beware.  Ignorance protects itself. Ignorance promotes suspicion.  Suspicion engenders fear. Fear quails, irrational and blind.  Or fear looms, defiant and closed.  Blind, closed, suspicious, afraid.  Ignorance protects itself.  And protected, ignorance grows." -Octavia E. Butler, from Parable of Talents There is an unwillingness to recognize ignorance.  An unwillingness to admit it.  To accept it.  It…

On Motherhood: Mornings like this

It's been one of those mornings. The ones where I muster all my strength to stop myself from screaming at my kids. The baby mashes his face against my breast, desperate to nurse, but then won't stay latched for more than 15 seconds. The toddler disagrees loudly with any and every suggestion.  No, not those shoes!  No, not wear this shirt! Evelyn want to brush hair!  No brush hair! It's been one of those mornings.