Poking around in flowers’ private parts.
On my new ‘Daily Darwin’ project.
A trip to see a treasure-trove of Darwinalia.
An exploration of how Darwin kept track of his various notes, enabling him to produce a huge body of work.
How I used my note-making system to research and write a chapter of my Darwin book.
The Pros and Cons of tying the knot · prehistoric invention · Ernest Shackleton · W.G. Sebald · swallows · comma splices · Amy Liptrot · Kapka Kassabova
On the undefinitiveness (I made that word up) of factual writing. Plus some cool links and book recommendations.
I have been interviewed for the local HebWeb site.
On the unavoidably provisional nature of essay collections.
A walk around Ogden Water, and an encounter with a locally rare bird.
Under self-imposed semi-house-arrest. Phase two of the Squirrel Wars. Binge reading. A brace of anniversaries.
…or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.