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Chrapiący ptak

Nie sądziłam, że to będzie taka niemiecko-szkoco-żydowsko-polsko-amerykańska epopeja (niemal 600 stron). Przez kilka kontynentów. Z Darwinem w tle. Na styku przyrodoznawstwa i biologii, obok genetyki i fizyki molekularnej. 408 more words


Fartlek Writing

Fartlek is a Swedish term meaning “speed play.” Developed to help overcome the monotony of training, fartlek is “a system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate boredom and enhance psychological aspects of conditioning” (Google definitions). 972 more words

Mizuno Wave Riders

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Bernd Heinrich

Synopsis: In his modern classics One Man’s Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably about his relationships with wild ravens and a great horned owl. 229 more words


The Butterfly Theory

From a worm-like creature the caterpillar transforms into an exquisite butterfly.

This process, in which the former transforms into the latter and becomes an entirely new creature, as a result, has long fascinated me. 218 more words

Too close for comfort

Two nights ago my husband said coyotes woke him out of a sound sleep sometime before dawn.  A conversation later in the day with our neighbor confirmed that at about 3:30 am on Memorial Day the field on the opposite side of our private road had at least several coyotes in it.  251 more words


The Perils of Sedentary Work

I’ve worked from home as a freelance writer and editor for a smidge over 2.5 years now, and I think the sedentary lifestyle is just starting to catch up with me in terms of my health. 1,017 more words

Work Life

Books in Brief: Five I Loved Recently

The Zookeeper’s Wife

By Diane Ackerman

A different sort of Holocaust story, set at Warsaw Zoo in the years surrounding World War II. Even after Nazis dismantled their zoo and killed many of the larger animals, Jan and Antonina Żabiński stayed at their home and used the zoo’s premises for storing explosives and ammunition for Jan’s work in the Polish resistance as well as sheltering “Guests,” Jews passing through. 710 more words

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