The YDN posted an excerpt of my full response to Burns today as a letter to the editor.
For anyone who made it here after reading the letter, hello! Here are the links to my colleagues' blogs:
Spineless Wonders, by Jessica Utrup, is a behind-the-scenes look at the specimens of the Invertebrate Paleontology Division.
From DNA to Dinosaurs, by Annette Van Aken, Dan Drew, and Nathan Utrup, is a blog about findings from a special grant-funded project that explores the Peabody's archives.
Prerogative of Harlots, by Chris Norris, is a place where he thinks deeply about museums and their role in society. There's some paleontology here as well.
Museum Model Making, by Michael Anderson, is a place where he writes about how he makes his incredibly life-like replicas for the Peabody's exhibits (including the now-famous (infamous?) bloodsuckers!).