Can we have a frank discussion about open vs closed publishing models, and how closed publishing needs to disappear? For those of you who aren't involved in scholarly research, most scientific and academic research is published as articles in ...Read More

I've come to the realization that my step-mother is a bit of a bad influence on me. I should have first realized it back in 1996, when she announced to my father and I that the three of us should go ...Read More

We had another strike today, the second strike this month.  I swear, they keep striking this much and no one will be able to work 40 years, let alone 42 years... Read More


This "August is vacation month" idea is a good one, you should get in on it! Beth, Pete, and Pete's mustache all arrived in Paris just ahead of the Peloton in late July and we watched the final laps of the ...Read More


Contador just gained a great chance to win, but he lost the chance to win greatly. -Gerard Vroomen I haven't been shy in expressing my feeling that Lance Armstrong isn't the nice person his well-crafted media image portrays.  This past weekend Cozy ...Read More

tdf spaulding ramaz

Although pugs aren't generally considered to be great sleuth hounds, Spaulding isn't exactly your average pug.  Spaulding, with Brent and Karen's help, found the two seconds of Versus coverage where you can see Pete and me!  Good Girl! Read More


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Success!  Pete and I conquered the Col de la Ramaz, the mountain that stole Lance Armstrong's dreams (TMTSLAD).  Climbing the Col was incredibly, incredibly, difficult, made harder by the weight of our awesome moustaches! I'm sure some of you are wondering ...Read More

Virenque big-ringing it up the Col de la Ramaz

[caption id="attachment_342" align="aligncenter" width="302" caption="Virenque big-ringing it up the Col de la Ramaz"][/caption] Tune in this Sunday to Stage 8 of the Tour de France as Pete and I tackle the Col de la Ramaz in the northern Alps! The favoured approach ...Read More

by J. Gurian

It shouldn't come as a surprise that ironing is an important part of life in Paris. After a croissant, I think a clothes iron was my first purchase when I arrived. I bought a little travel iron from ...Read More