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...

Snorkeling in seven-degree weather

Occasionally the full ridiculousness of modern, rich-country existence slaps you square on the cheek. It should happen more often. This morning, I was washing off fresh raspberries when I told Maya, 8, “You know, this is kind of miraculous...