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Dr. Dial is a psychologist and medical illustrator who for well over a decade has worked as a freelance medical and science writer and editor. She is an editor for OpEdNews, having contributed a number of articles to it about hydraulic fracturing, genetically modified food, and Barack Obama, and has made contributions to encyclopedias of medicine (Magill's Medical Guide, 6th edition), genetics (Genetics and Inherited Disorders, revised edition, Salem Press), and forensic sculpture and handwriting analysis (Salem Encyclopedia of Forensic Science). She has published articles on such subjects as the interaction of cocaine and alcohol, how cancer interacts with its host, and creativity, and written books (most recently "The Rise and Fall of Hydraulic Fracturing" (currently seeking publisher) and "I'll Ride Away--One way to leave those pesky death wishes in the dust").
Her wide-ranging interests unfortunately cannot exclude alarmed observations of current political and environmental calamities.
Her medical writing and illustrating website is MedicaLink.com, and the website at which she expresses her prescriptive grammatical preferences is Write-Minded.com.
How to Frack Your Cake and Eat It Too
The moderator of a 'neutral' university lecture series on fracking pauses to review for us what she's learned thus far. I think what she really learned is how to keep the funding flowing.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Who Turned Scientific American? (21 comments)
For years, Scientific American was a trusted and objective source of scientific knowledge. Until September, 2013, when suddenly it was no longer so.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Fracking a Flock of Pandoras (1 comments)
A few years ago you were hearing about "peak oil" and how we're about to reach it or already have. Then you hear about how the US has suddenly been heading headlong into that exalted state of Energy Independence, all on the sinuous shoulders of shale that have been residing quietly, previously undisturbed, beneath us all this time. We are getting much more than we bargained for.
Soothing Those Vexing Psychic Splinters (3 comments)
Time after time sincerely held beliefs and values metamorphize into beliefs and values that contrast immensely with what went before. How does this happen?
Monday, December 12, 2011
Seeds of destruction: It's NOT just about food (10 comments)
The subject of genetic modification of food may not be sexy, but there are a few things you should know. One is that Monsanto employees do not want GM food in their cafeterias.
A Primer for Elected Politicians (5 comments)
Corporations may have the money, but thus far we the people still have the vote. We voted you in and now, at least in theory, you are to listen and respond to us. Somehow that hasn't been happening. So here, containing some reminders, is a primer for elected politicians.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Is You Itching for Rescue Again? (4 comments)
The ongoing persecution of Wikileaks focuses the real struggle between what remains of democracy and resurgent despotism. We must resist distraction and false dichotomies and see what is happening around us. We will not be saved by the next election results; we can only save ourselves.