Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative

About four months ago, this lovely photo by Joe Neely of Diadasia bees sleeping together in a flower appeared on Bored Panda and promptly went viral. Based on my experience as a biologist, I concluded at once these individuals were two adult females, perhaps sisters, cuddled for warmth as they were sleeping. Recently, it occurred to me others... Continue Reading →

Toxic Mantras

Since returning to the United States after an extended period living abroad, I've gone through multiple bouts of reverse culture shock. Never anything I couldn't handle, but moments that have thrown me into puzzled reflection, if not outright confusion. There's nothing quite like the feeling you don't understand your own culture; that the society which... Continue Reading →

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