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CRISPR and COFFEE

HOW TO DO DECAF There are several different ways to decaffeinate coffee. The most common methods involve soaking unroasted coffee beans and adding a solvent to draw the caffeine out of the bean. If you enjoy your java sans caffeine, you may want to stop reading now. But if you want to know more, here’s some detail: […]

Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!

When Vivy gets a chance to play on her first real baseball team – after years of watching her older brother play and practicing with him in their backyard – she encounters bullying from the coach’s son and lack of support from her mother (especially after she gets a concussion from being hit by the […]

Genesis Begins Again

This book broke my heart. Genesis – a 13-year-old, infinitely likable protagonist – hates her black skin so much that she injures herself trying to lighten it and steals her mom’s credit card to buy bleaching cream. She’s got a whole list of things she doesn’t like about herself (started by bullies at her old […]

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 […]