Helen and I Smack Down Unhappiness

Oh my but it was hot.  The sun stayed out, the humidity kept climbing, the air was flat-white and dense, walking through it took more effort than it was worth.  The temperature was in the upper 90’s, heat index in the upper 110’s, and they stayed that way for days.  A cardinal sat in the […]

The Wonderful World of Oz…and Science

Lately I’ve been reading my way through the series of Oz books. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is only the first in a series of 14 books, and it’s not remotely the best. It’s fascinating to reread books I loved as a child. Some are still great. Others have inexplicably morphed into poorly-written, preachy duds. […]

New Person of LWON: Helen Fields

Readers! Please welcome science writer Helen Fields, the newest person of LWON (or LaWON if you prefer). You may remember that she wrote a lovely guest post last year to help us rookies figure out how to visit a natural history museum. The exceedingly talented Helen has written about frogs and crayfish and whales and […]