Today I’m headed to San Francisco, kicking off three weeks of travel. By early May I’ll hit my hometown for the NYAS Two Cultures conference and then it’s back west for a few days at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Posting from me may be patchy at times, but I have full confidence Chris will keep everyone on their toes. While I’m miles overhead, some odds and ends:
1) Jim Carrey in HuffPo:
In this growing crisis, we cannot afford to blindly trumpet the agenda of the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) or vaccine makers.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, for the sake of our kids, parents: do not confuse entertainment with the ability to provide sound medical advice.
2) Recently came across terrific audio from a 2002 episode of This American Life while researching testosterone for my next book. Griffin Hansbury is a transsexual who asserts that after receiving ‘T’ (testosterone), he became interested in science and understood physics. Perhaps, but I suspect he may also be susceptible to placebo. Listen and decide for yourself.
4) Since I’m headed to Oakland next week, it’s good reason to remind readers that in 21 days, Green Day’s long anticipated 21st Century Breakdown drops! Today also marks the debut of the first video from a track called Know Your Enemy. Great expectations for this album…