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Here’s an archive of the Share Your Expertise posts from Group Writing in August. If any are missing, let me know, and feel free to add links to previous Ask An Expert (and similar) posts in the comments in the interest of having these in one place. Also, there are still openings for October Group […]

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I almost didn’t sign up for a Writing Group assignment this month because I don’t consider myself to be an expert on anything. Had my life turned out the way I had planned it at various times, I could be an expert on some things. But it didn’t, therefore I’m not. For instance, I graduated […]

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What is political philosophy? She is the last great child of nature. People come to see it in different ways according to their bent of thought. Some notice in the speech of Socrates, I know that I don’t know anything, the birth of science & man’s situation in the cosmos. Others notice, in some unpredictable […]

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What makes Shakespeare a classic author? Put simply, it is his marvelous ability to depict human nature. Reading Shakespeare is like encountering a curtain that covers up a statue. Shakespeare, the author, is the curtain; his characters are the statue. When you first start reading Shakespeare, the name of the author is foremost on one’s […]

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Making Pandemic Viruses from Scratch, for Dummies

 
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Photo Credit: James Gathany, Public Domain. Dr. Terrence Tumpey examines a reconstructed version of the 1918 flu.

With the rapid pace of shiny new discoveries in the biotechnology sector, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that there are some pretty incredible technologies which have been around for quite some time now but have fallen off the public’s collective radar. One example is something I have done hundreds of times in my career but still seems impossible to those outside of the field: creating a flu virus from scratch. Not mutating an existing virus to make a new strain, but creating an infectious virus from whole cloth using nothing but common, commercially-available laboratory materials. And not just any strain, but the equal ability to make a harmless laboratory strain or reconstitute the 1918 “Spanish” flu.

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(Author’s Note: while I initially began this post with the intention of talking about how to manage projects, as you will read it morphed into something far different. I hope that’s OK.) I was in a brand new suit, sitting in a beautiful conference room whose outer walls were seamless windows overlooking the harbor. It […]

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You were just appointed to take over a professional’s class for an entire day. It’s you who will be keeping a couple dozen children calm, learning, and safe for seven hours. You also wouldn’t mind if your charges actually enjoyed some of the time with you. And, it’d be a bonus if the teacher felt that […]

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The thing about felling trees is that it is difficult and dangerous. It’s rigorous and exhilerating work, but at the end of the day you do want to be able to walk away from your work with your life and all your limbs still in working order. A logger must be alert and thinking constantly […]

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As part of the share your expertise group writing series, I am writing a four-part series on critiquing: Perspectives, Preparing, Critiquing, and Receiving. This is the fourth and final part of that series. Accepting Criticism Gladly The first step in a critique is to find your reviewers/critics who are willing to help you. The second […]

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SAP is an integrated accounting, or ERP, system used by large companies around the world. One of SAP’s features is that it provides a common operating system so that users, support analysts, and programmers see a uniform system regardless of the server platform (e.g., Unix, Linux, or Windows) on which SAP is running. This is […]

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As part of the share your expertise group writing series, I am writing a four-part series on critiquing: Perspectives, Preparing, Critiquing, and Receiving. This is the third part of that series. The final installment will be tomorrow (09 AUG). First, let’s discuss types of feedback one can give in a critique, and then we’ll look […]

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I mentioned the cæsura in last Wednesday’s post about the Haiku, and then realized I had not talked about the cæsura yet. A cæsura is a pause or break in the line of poetry. In songs, it is a good place to take a breath break. Ditto in reciting poetry. It helps to break up […]

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As part of the share your expertise group writing series, I am going to do a four-part series on critiquing: Perspectives, Preparing, Critiquing, and Receiving. This is the second part of that series. The others will follow Monday (08 AUG) and Tuesday (09 AUG). Before Outside Critiques If it is possible for you, try to […]

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I am an artist. I have worked in many media, including visual arts, spoken word, music and songwriting, and written word. I am also a critic. Critic is often used as a bad word, but there are two types of critics: during-creation-process and after-the-fact. I have written a few articles on works of art after […]

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