Tag Archives: Huffington Post

Yay for the Return of Tree Lobsters!

I blogged a couple of days ago about the invasive species, the Asian Carp, and its potential infiltration into the Great Lakes. Today the Huffington Post shared the rediscovery of tree lobsters, an insect thought to be extinct due to invasion of Australian volcanic islands by the black rat, introduced via ship wreck in 1918.

It’s so very rare to find an organism that we thought was gone forever. Hooray for the potential return of the tree lobster!

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching from Zoos Victoria on Vimeo.

Religion and Assisted Reproduction

Although faith wasn’t a consideration for me when I chose to become an egg donor, nor when we chose to use a sperm donor, for some religion can be a major force when contemplating fertility options.

Check out Ellen Painter Dollar’s piece in yesterday’s Huffington Post offering tips to people of faith when they’re considering infertility and assisted reproduction.

Dollar expands on her discussion of tip #2, moral questions, in her blog post, and further in her new book No Easy Choice: A Story of Disability, Parenthood, and Faith in an Age of Advanced Reproduction.

Like many aspects of our lives, the decision on how we become parents can be complex and nuanced, where right and wrong are moving targets that depend on where you’re standing. Dollar is stimulating the discussion and brave to tackle it head on.

Photo courtesy of www.yourspiritualfaith.com.