Book Review: Winter Study, by Nevada Barr


Winter Study, by Nevada Barr. Penguin Books. Paperback. 2008. $10. I’m easily impressed by authors who integrate real, local geography into their novels. The idea of being able to “go there” and walk in the footsteps of the protagonist is a romantic notion of mine, I suppose. James Lee Burke fuses southern Louisiana geography into…

My Geographic Reach, May 14th, 2013


One of my favorite activities on WordPress is checking where my visitors are arriving from. Mostly, the United States. Tonight, though, I notice some nice variety; India, UK, South Africa, and Singapore. Thanks for the visit!

Reblog: Geography and Food Allergies


Originally posted on GIS and Science:
Clinical Pediatrics, published online 17 May 2012 Ruchi S. Gupta, Elizabeth E. Springston, Bridget Smith, Manoj R. Warrier, Jacqueline Pongracic and Jane L. Holl “Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the distribution of childhood food allergy in the United States. “Methods: A randomized survey was administered…

Reblog: Elevation & Cholera


Originally posted on GIS and Science:
BMC Public Health, 12:442, Published 18 June 2012 Miguel A Luque Fernandez, Michael Schomaker, Peter R Mason, Jean F Fesselet, Yves Baudot, Andrew Boulle, and Peter Maes “Background: In highly populated African urban areas where access to clean water is a challenge, water source contamination is one of the…

U.S. Citizens Worry Me


I’m trying to get out of the habit of saying, “Americans.” As a society, we are really a self-centered lot. North America is comprised of both Canada and the United States. Technically, a Canadian could call herself an “American,” as she lives on the continent of North America. But, would that make people living in…