I had an orgasm in an MRI scanner (The Guardian’s Notes and Theories Blog – 16 November 2011)

Barry Komisaruk's orgasm research was a hot topic at this year's Society for Neuroscience conference.  The Guardian asked me to blog about how one has an orgasm in an fMRI. Excerpt: The first question, invariably, is, "Excuse me? You had

Updating Facebook status, to divorced (The New York Times At War Blog – 22 November 2011)

For the New York Times' At War blog, I wrote a piece about military divorce. Excerpt: Soon after I married my Army officer husband, an acquaintance gave me a photocopied page of an old-school military spouse handbook as a lark.

Galapagos with Gap Adventures – Travel Savvy Mom (August 2011)

As part of a 9-part series for Travel Savvy Mom, I chronicled a 10-day Galapagos Islands adventure with Gap Adventures.  Excerpt: They say any journey begins with a single step.  Ours starts with a non-stop plane journey–and a queasy feeling

Letting go and exploring the world (The Balance Sheet, a blog – 16 August 2011)

I recently guest-posted for Allison Winn Scotch's popular blog, The Balance Sheet, about letting go and traveling with your kids. Excerpt: I have a confession to make:  I consider ‘balance’ to be a bit of a dirty word.  Sure,

Hearts and Minds (Houston Chronicle City Brights Blog)

I am now contributing a new weekly blog to the  Houston Chronicle City Brights collection:  Hearts and Minds.  In it, I discuss new findings in life, love and science.  With the occasional personal story thrown in. 

Slowpoke (The Tea Collection Blog – 28 August 2008)

A blog post about my nephews adventures eating snails in the Bordeaux region of France appears on the Tea Collection blog.  I will be blogging there regularly about my travel adventures with kids. Excerpt: On our first day in St.

Pharoahs, and Pyramids, and Mummies, Oh My! (Travel Savvy Mom – June 2008)

A profile of a trip to Egypt with my son, along with several other hotel write-ups, appears on the Travel Savvy Mom website.  I will be blogging there regularly as a contributing editor. Excerpt: Egypt is filled with enough enigmatic