Category Archives: self promotion

In which I get a personalized Facebook ad!

I’ve been complaining on my Facebook page about the volume of ads I get, and how I try to make them more infrequent by clicking on each one and saying “it’s not relevant to me.” My hope, which of course is futile, is that this will eventually eliminate the ads completely, since nothing will be […]

60 Minutes explains CRISPR, neglects important contributors

Not too long ago in the Washington Post, I reviewed (favorably) Jennifer Doudna’s new book on CRISPR, A Crack in Creation, which describes for a popular audience this amazing new method of genetic engineering, a method based on DNA and enzymes that bacteria use as their immune defense against viruses. The development of CRISPR, which […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs: My frog is still alive!

Atelopus coynei is an aposematic neotropical frog first captured and described by my late friend Ken Miyata (this was part of a grad-school deal in which I offered to lend him $500 if one day he’d name a species after me). I’ve written about it on this site several times before.  As I have no offspring, this […]

Young Jerry

I am running low on readers’ wildlife and so am conserving pictures. PLEASE send in your good wildlife photos—pronto. If you’ve sent some already, never fear, as I think I have them all. It’s simply that the tank is running low, and I don’t want to run out of pictures. Today, then, I’ll feature pictures […]

Aztecs and caricatures

I’ve just returned from a huge comida of goat stew (mole de caderas, a seasonal Puebla speciality), chalupas, mollejas, and guajolotes at an out of the way, very local, and fantastic restaurant, and oy, am I full! Pictures will be forthcoming, but not now as I have little time and uploading pictures is slow. Instead, […]

We did it!!! 50K subscribers!

I can’t believe it, but a few minutes ago I got a subscription notice, and, checking the figures since we were close to the Magic Number, saw this: Three things: I’m amazed and delighted. I’m going to watch that figure for a while, for occasionally the numbers drop a wee bit because of either unsubscribing […]

99 to go

I noticed this figure when I woke up. OMG OMG maybe we’ll get to 50,000 before I leave for Poland. (Humor me on this countdown; this will be the last post until we hit the magic number.)

Two hundred to go

It’s getting close and now I’m beginning to think we’ll see 50,000. And then I will be happy complacent.

Fewer than 300 to go!

The countdown is on to 50,000 subscribers, and now I think it will happen—perhaps even within a month. Then I will be a happy complacent man. Here’s the count from this morning:  

400 to go. . .

It’s a real countdown to 50,000 now, and I’m beginning to think it will happen. Then, as I said, I’ll be a happy man—or at least as happy as a lugubrious secular Jew can get (I think goys call that state “complacency”). This is my spirit animal: