… is hard to endure. Parents face the night without their children. The holidays nearing, one already begun, there is the hard regret of seeing them go with a new meaning. It’s impossible for anyone but those parents to say how easily sleep can come. The common wisdom most probably says not easily at all. Can any parent escape the endless spiral of “what could I have done”? Protection is the first duty, the watchword of all mothers and fathers. How do you sleep and dream of a child you will never see again? Let this be the last of such crimes.
I know, can you believe it’s here already? Just yesterday it wasn’t and now it’s hardly begun. Whoever you are, wherever you are, enjoy writing the day before the month or the month before the day or the year in the middle! Who will be the wiser? Happy pan-calendar day, everyone! Happy calendrical convergence, Emporium! Happy 12-12-12 you old building-and-loan! Zuzu’s petals! Yay!
Now online and in print, Endocrine News December 2012 issue features my back page story on Dr. Janine Brown of the Smithsonian Conservation Center. Thanks again to Dr. Brown for welcoming me to her lab and office on a drizzly November morning. PDF of the issue here. Got a cover blurb too. Seems like a dessert night.
… is a great way to mull over a new idea. But what a way to get your feet wet.
… or my personal maxims on how to do it well. I suppose my one catch, what keeps me from lazy writing, is to follow the old advice and omit needless words. If a conjunction isn’t needed, it should be done without. It’s better to halve than halve not.
… comes from just showing up then each of us are halfway to somewhere the very first day.