Hope in the Dark

I have borrowed the title for today’s post from a book by Rebecca Solnit. It’s about how to engage with society during dark political times, and was written during the Bush era (then re-issued when Trump was elected). It’s about politics and activism, but the title is equally well-suited to mental health issues – particularly…

Transformations

Last week I posted a lot of pictures of our garden, and briefly mentioned how many changes we’ve made since moving in at the end of the summer of 2014. We’ve talked a lot about whether we should stay here or move to somewhere cheaper and closer to the mountains. We’ve realized that, for now,…

Communicating Wildfire

*Edited 21 May to add books by Michael Kodas and Gary Ferguson. 2017 was the worst wildfire season on record in BC. A total of 1,342 fires burned through almost 3 million acres of forest. At the height of the fires, over 65,000 people across the province were evacuated from their homes. The three largest…

Wednesday on the Web – 22 Nov Edition

Lately I’ve been writing a full blog post every Wednesday, but this week I came across so many interesting topics that I’ve decided to go back to a linkfest. 1. Sackler Colloquium: The Science of Science Communication III (SSCIII) I had no idea this workshop was happening until the hashtag #SacklerScicomm started appearing in my…