Archives for May 19, 2011

Bird Migration

Bird migration is a huge topic. Super-Big. Vast. Overwhelming. So, starting today, it is Bird Migration Week (running from Thursday to Thursday) on this blog. I’ll be posting a number of quick reviews of bird-migration related books and a few other items, but for starters, I’ll send you over to 10,000 Birds for a post…

Convergences

Everything is connected to everything else. Sometimes, the connections are non-trivial. Often they are fundamental, sometimes exploitable, and now and then very potent sources of debate and discussion. I’ve come to think that a measure of sanity is the degree to which one limits a sense of connection when taking in new information. For instance,…

… He’s a Republican. That’s what makes it interesting. Actually, this is interesting at two levels. First, he’s a Republican not voting to take away someone’s rights. That is very very rare. Second, he’s a Republican not doing what the Central Control of Congressional Politics (CCCP) of the Republican Party is telling him to do.…