New blog format: What about it?

Weboverlord Paul and I are experimenting with new formats and here is one I want to test out for a spell. The colors are not much different but I think I like the two column format. We are considering a science digest in a blog format where various writers could post science news of relevance to sexuality and mental health issues.I welcome comments... … [Read more...]

Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007

Since it was so much fun last year, I decided to compile a top ten list of stories of the year on the blog. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. The stories are arranged in the order of the interest they seemed to create here on the blog and elsewhere.1. APA Task Force on sexual orientation - I first reported here that the APA had convened a task force to review … [Read more...]

Top ten posts by number of comments, 2007

UPDATE: I knew the post regarding Michael Brown and the Southern Poverty Law Center article would continue to generate comments but it has now become the post with the largest number of comments (218 as of this update on Dec. 30) and so I am going to update the list as we go.  Time to review 2007 and as I did last year, I will post a top ten list based on most comments now and one based on not much more than my opinion later.Without further adieu and with full knowledge that posting the l … [Read more...]

Blogkeeping: Sign up for blog updates

Please note in the right column several means of being notified when I post changes here. The email sign up seems to work well for me. If readers have experience with any of these services and want to recommend them, write a comment. … [Read more...]

Blog changes

To those who read and comment:I am making some changes for at least the month of September - well, one primary change. Most posts in September will not be formatted to allow comments. I recognize we have assembled quite an outstanding group of regular readers and comments. However, I moderated nearly 100 comments during the 24 hour period from Saturday to Sunday. That many comments alone takes much time to read and moderate, but in addition, many commenters would like to hear responses from … [Read more...]

Year in review – Top ten stories from 2006

As much for my own reference and recollection as anything else, I compiled this top ten list of stories from 2006. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. I am interested to hear any reactions along those lines. They are arranged in the order of the interest the story seemed to create here on the blog, not their actual importance in the real world.I first note the … [Read more...]

Here I am

I am grateful for the opportunity to help out Warren this month on this cutting edge site. My prayer is that I will faithfully walk the edge between faith, science and public policy (how does one walk on an edge with three sides? That task itself may explain some of the frustration, passion and confusion that plagues this public discourse).I feel a bit intimidated by this responsibility so, to bolster my confidence, I have opted to increase use of a government approved substance … [Read more...]

Welcome to guest host – David Blakeslee

I am pleased to announce David Blakeslee, PsyD has agreed to guest host the blog for the month of January. I will working on a couple of writing projects and need to focus. Dr. Blakeslee is a clinical psychologist in private practive, gifted communicator and good friend. Given my blog addiction, I will be popping in now and then but I hope to leave the blogstead mostly in the capable hands of David. No stranger to this blog and to the topics we cover here, I feel sure he will provide interesting … [Read more...]