A new public health surveillance tool?

When my wife and I found out that we were going to be parents, we kind of freaked out a little. It wasn’t that we were not ready. We were, mostly. It’s just that we were aware that a little person would soon be joining us, and we would be responsible for their life. We […]

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The Parent Ren, Part VI: It’s Okay to Flip Out

Let’s face it, unless you’ve been a parent before, there is very little that can prepare you for being a parent. I thought I was going to be ready for this adventure from helping mom raise my little brother 30 years ago. I must have lost something in those years, because there was very little […]

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The Parent Ren, Part V: Baby in the City

I traveled with my wife to New York City for a conference she was attending. While she was at the conference, the baby and I walked downstairs at the hotel to get some food. Well, she immediately started crying, and I don’t blame her. There were a lot of people, a lot of noisy people, […]

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Will Your World Be Worth Saving?


In the climactic battle in Batman v Superman, Lois Lane asks Superman not to try and kill Doomsday with the kryptonite spear. “This is my world,” Superman says to Lois. In this incarnation of the character, he has struggled with whether or not he belonged on Earth. To many, he is an alien who continues to meddle […]

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