Monthly Archives: March 2011

New post on the Meta-Bug: Cruising like a Conservative

Feeling Queasy?



New Post over at The Meta-Bug

The ongoing exploration of Political Conservatism.

And now, Ms. Thordis Brandt.

Ms. Brandt played Amazon #6 in the ’60s movie In Like Flint, in which Super-spy Flint (James Coburn)  takes on a cabal of women plotting to rule the world.

Big Hair Day at the Bug

It’s been a while–we needed another gratuitous Brigitte photo.

Meanwhile, check out our sister blog at The Meta-Bug.

Your love is lifting me higher

Mental Health Mittwoch: Another reader responds on veterinary suicide


From The Book of Bunny Suicides: Little Fluffy Rabbits Who Just Don't Want to Live Any More , by Andy Riley, Plume 2003. Published here without permission but available from The Seminary Co-op Bookstore

From a reader in the UK:

Hi – I too left a lovely job in academia teaching at a vet school in Canada partly due to environmental pressures – we had regular suicides either among postgraduate students or colleagues, the latest a former colleague of mine I’d worked closely with – I’ve been touched by suicide already several – too many! – times, the latest now in our community since we live in the UK….I stumbled across your blog in doing some research on the figures in our profession in the UK, as I would like to get involved in the wider community to raise awareness of this taboo subject…I’ve also since reinvented myself to get away from the terrible work pressures of this profession, having ditched practising as a vet a long time ago when warning bells sounded in my head – I simply realised I wasn’t up to handling the stress. I tip my hat to the many colleagues that do. I’m glad to have read your blog about it.

PS: New post on The Meta-Bug.