The Thoughtful Animal

Archives for July, 2011

If you didn’t catch the message, this blog has moved! You can find The Thoughtful Animal over at the new Scientific American Blogging Network! Please remember to add or change the link to my blog in your blogrolls. The new URL is: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/ If you use an RSS reader, such as Google Reader, the new…

In March 2010, I was invited to leave behind the relative obscurity of my wordpress blog for the warm community (and increased visibility) of ScienceBlogs. What a tremendous honor and opportunity that was! But there comes a time in the life of every blogger when one must say goodbye to one’s current home, and move…

This weekend saw a trip to the boardwalk and beach in Santa Monica. There are often sailboats out on weekends, and I was hoping to get some good shots with my new telephoto zoom lens. Unfortunately, it was very, very hazy. The light was bad, everything was very washed out, and it was hard to…

I’m on Google+. After a couple days of playing with it, I haven’t quite identified what it is for, or at least how I’m going to use it differently from twitter or facebook, but so far I am generally impressed – it’s easy, intuitive, and fast. It also allows you a level of selective privacy…