Boko Haram: men of words

I have been super impressed with Boko Haram over in Nigeria recently. Not so much because of all the murdering and kidnapping. It’s their ability to squeeze complex meaning into such small phrases. Think about it: “Boko Haram” means, roughly, in...

Sargassum as a metaphor for life

The in-laws are Winter Texans, as this particular species of snowbird calls itself. So every year or two, we trek down to South Padre Island and spend a week on this strip of sand. I tell my daughters it will be gone by the time they’re old...

Inhaling for the narrative

Mashable published my story on what is probably going to be the future of drug testing today. I figured I’d add a bit of backstory. I came across CU Toxicology and their high performance liquid chromatography/dual mass spectrometry...