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Biology 101 Is Now in Session

The following poem discusses the dangers of Darwinism if it is taken too far: How social Darwinism promotes eugenics. This poem is not meant to be taken literally. It was also inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “Cultural Exchange”.

It’s a Wonderful Life After All!

Just how much of our lives can we claimAs our own amidst the histories named,Which people across space and timeBear witness to the thingsThat happen to us and those we […]

An Artist's Metanoia

Girded with the Sash of Knowledge,Decorated by the power to use itTo rescue whomever she chooses,My muse is amazed and amusedBy the spirit of her followers that drives themTo ardently […]

I Am the Jew

A poem that directly confronts the ideological core of Anti-Semitism, and its foul absurdity.

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On Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in American History, Hurricane Isaac struck New Orleans and ravaged the area with 16 inches of rain and abrasive 80-mph […]

Off Topic: How Rent Works in Fisheries

In economics, the term “rent” is often confused with economic profit. Profit (π) can be measured over the short-term or the long run. In the short term, profit is equal […]

Essays ›

Inside the Bite: The Komodo Dragon

Inside the Bite: The Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis is the world’s largest living lizard. Known as the Komodo dragon because of its enormous size, a fully grown Varanus komodoensis can […]

The Biological Profile of the Malaria Parasite

Malaria’s Taxonomy: Domain: Eukarya Kingdom: Protista (Chromalveolata) Phylum: Apicomplexa Class: Aconoidasida Order: Haemosporida Family: Plasmodiidae Genus: Plasmodium Species involved: falciparum, vivax, malariae, ovale, knowlesi An Introduction to Malaria Malaria, from […]

Asian Carp: The Mississippi River Invaders

Invasive species abound in North America. Some, like the zebra mussel, arrived in the United States unintentionally. Others, like kudzu, the Burmese python, and the common pigeon, were purposefully introduced […]

Poetry ›

Biology 101 Is Now in Session

The following poem discusses the dangers of Darwinism if it is taken too far: How social Darwinism promotes eugenics. This poem is not meant to be taken literally. It was also inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “Cultural Exchange”.

Biology 101 Is Now in Session

The following poem discusses the dangers of Darwinism if it is taken too far: How social Darwinism promotes eugenics. This poem is not meant to be taken literally. It was also inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “Cultural Exchange”.

Mother Elephant

This poem is an excerpt from my book, "Wild Writers: The Animal World's Greatest Poets"

Albatross

Light, Streamlined form, The kite-bird Floats for hours On the Ocean’s breath With gentle flaps Of giant wings. Feathered master Of air and sea, The rider of thermals Glides on […]