Category Archives: Science

Moving from blue to green

Here, I read my essay, Groves of Green, published in the Australian literary journal, Koru. I tell how an ancient tree, the metasequoia, and a scientist nudged me away from the rim of grief and back to reality.

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Aldous Huxley, Where are You?

I knew this day was coming. I had to. As a science journalist, I have covered many of the major milestones in modern molecular biology. And there have been some doozies. Standing in the East Room of the White House, … Continue reading

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How a tree and a scientist nudged me out of the morass

I am honored to be included in the first-ever issue of a new online literary magazine, Koru, based in Australia. A Maori woman, Anjulie To Pohe, is using her people’s creation traditions to represent the endeavor of artists and writers … Continue reading

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  “Memories are chemicals. Tiny tag teams of proteins and neurons. Electrically charged gobs of ectoplasm. Researchers at the University of California have watched memories, mere specks, hatched live in the brain cells of sea slugs…” So begins my essay, … Continue reading

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Novel excerpt published in Copperfield Review

I am beyond excited to say that an excerpt from my novel, “Mad Hatters and Glow Girls,” has been published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Copperfield Review. The Copperfield Review was founded in 2000 by Executive Editor Meredith … Continue reading

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Trip on a yellow submarine

(VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SHORE) The Star­Ledger Archive COPYRIGHT © The Star­Ledger 2000 Date: 2000/07/16 Sunday Page: 001 Section: NEWS Edition: FINAL Size: 941 words Squeeze on in, the view is worth it VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF … Continue reading

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Welcome to “Fathom”

“Diver Dan” Since I was a toddler, dipping my toes in salty Oyster Bay Harbor, the sea has stirred my imagination. Books I found around my parents’ house, with haunting stories and images such as Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little … Continue reading

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