A girl under a tree on a floating island

Squee Sunday: Book day

Chan Hwee Chong designed this, along with an entire, awesome alphabet made out of books. And some quotes I’d love to put together with pictures if only I had a talent for graphic design and didn’t have three books waiting inside my my head, trying to get out. Marcus Tullius Cicero “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”   Frank Zappa “So many books, so little…

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Squee Sunday: Sugar gliders

Sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are small nocturnal marsupials. They live in forests in Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea. As the name suggests, they like to glide. It’s a good way to get from one tree to another without exhausting your tiny self going all the way down to the ground and back up. It also avoids the predators on the way. Not to mention leaving them behind looking silly as…

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Hello Canary Islands

The Canary Islands Tourist Board finally have their new blog live, complete with a post by yours truly. http://www.hellocanaryislands.com/blog/la-palma-heaven-stargazing/ They still seem to be working on links from the main site to the articles, and links between articles, but it looks pretty good to me. Meanwhile, I have another article to write.

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Unconscious Gender bias part 1

I think the biggest problems women face these days, at least in western countries, isn’t in-your-face misogyny. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still quite a bit of misogyny about. See We Hunter the Mammoth almost any day of the week. But for most of us, the biggest problem is unconscious bias. Until 2011, all crash test dummies used in the USA were as tall as the average US male. Inevitably,…

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