21 August, 2009

Sex, Gender, and Caster Semenya

21 August, 2009 // 10 Comments

Have you heard about Caster Semenya? You might have, because she’s been in the news rather a lot lately. Ms. Semenya is an 18 year old South African, who happens to be a blazingly fast runner. She was introduced to the international athletics ...

A Wild Encounter

21 August, 2009 // 0 Comments

My father, my Chinese mother, and I recently went on a stroll along the Haul Road to the Pudding Creek Bridge, in all its glory. While we were leaning over the rail of the bridge to look at the tiny tourists scampering below, I noticed what I ...

Dangerous Lychees

21 August, 2009 // 2 Comments

This feature about palliative care specialists in the Times is really interesting, and very timely. We should be having frank discussions about end of life care and the procedures/treatments we do/don’t want before it’s too late to make ...