Happy Canada Day!

My website doesn’t look much different than it did when I posted a (somewhat premature) announcement called WEBSITE UDPATE. But since then, I’ve taken a Gale Course on Intermediate WordPess Website building and totally upgraded the back end of my site. I’m now working hard on things like “keyword mapping” and “search engine optimization”. In […]


It’s official! CRISPR will provide rapid testing for COVID19. This Nature Article shares the news of FDA approval in the US. If you want to know more about the technology, CRISPR: A Powerful Way to Change DNA is now available for preorder!

Website Update

Change is inevitable. And yet… I resist. Full disclosure: I’m a WordPress hack who’s been trying to keep this website looking somewhat professional without investing too much of the money I don’t earn writing books. So when WordPress added “block editing” I resisted learning the new system. Instead, I stuck with “classic editing” even though […]

Testing for COVID-19

I wrote an article about testing for COVID-19. It was supposed to be filled with lots of cool science facts but ended up being about masks and swabs. You can read Testing for Covid-19 on SciWhy – a blog dedicated to helping parents, teachers and librarians discover the wide world of Canadian science writing for […]