An essay on the extinction of the Renaissance Man or polymath in human history.
Photos of the Grapevine Beetle, a large orange beetle with black dots on its wings.
Donna Olson is still in the hospital, recovering from stroke.
Photos of a mantidfly, a predatory insect related to lacewings. The insect is easily confused with the praying mantis. It is a mantis mimmick.
A poem on inner emptiness that comes with a single-minded obsession with materialism.
Media giants hook the public on self-gratifying entertainment all in the name of freedom of speech.
How to make a meal out of random ingredients in your pantry.
February 17, 2006 Newsletter.
August 23, 2004
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