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Science Is The New Art: Annie Proulx and Tim Flannery

Guest post by Keith McDonald This session about the intertwining of science and art fired up when both Proulx and Flannery related personal stories about how their engagements with the environment and its wildlife had inspired them. Several times, they … Continue reading

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The Lure of Open Windows

I’ve never been one for planning.  Not when I’m off duty. In strategic games like chess or Scrabble, I rarely think beyond the next move or two; in life generally, I’m much the same. I may have a hazy idea … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Daniel

Late last night, I was hit with a game-changing revelation. (Note to distributors of insight: there’s no shame in throwing under-arm, people.) It turns out, when you’re trying to think of something to write about – wait for it, this … Continue reading

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Scratching the Night Itch

When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.  But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can. – Samuel Lover, Handy Andy, … Continue reading

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Rioting in Greece

A writer friend sent me a link that has rent my fantasy world asunder. Where once I dreamt of warm days on a poolside lounge, a teetering pile of books and the time to devour them in turn, interrupted only by the … Continue reading

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And So We Begin..

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamouring to become visible.  ~Vladimir Nabakov After years of being haunted by these ghostly words, I have decided to … Continue reading

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