I’ll go ahead and link to my Goodreads list now, even though I’ll probably finish A Thousand Acres before the of the year. Top marks for
Rinker Buck was a pleasant surprise (and a book exchange pickup). Stephen Batchelor appeared on the freebie shelves at work. And I finished two monster-good works: Caro’s The Power Broker and Haskell’s The Forest Unseen.
Henry Beston and David Maraniss were my new faves of 2016.
I have still one book to report on to Goodreads, but I can go ahead and set up the link now.
It’s been ten years since my first Wikipedia edit. I’ve been a lot more active in the last two years than the previous eight.
Leta responds to misdirected customer complaints and requests for service.
Dear Ms. Hall,
Is the meat in tsc’s tsatziki steak flatbread conventionally raised or organic?
Congratulations to the Bird Phenology Project and its volunteer digital transcribers. Over the weekend, the project’s one-millionth migration record was transcribed to digital format. An observation of a House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) (AOU code 721a) by Vernon Bailey in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico Territory in September, 1904 was the card that did it.
(Bailey was the husband of Florence Merriam Bailey, in whom I am currently interested.)
Just call me Matt Dillon.
I invite you to participate in the development of a Q&A site for questions about botany. The site would be part of the successful Stack Exchange network, of which Stack Overflow is the flagship.
One of the features of a Stack Exchange site that makes it successful is the liberal awarding of brownie points to users who constructively participate in the site. Jeff Atwood and his team have figured out the alchemy that makes a community-managed site work.
At this point, the proposed Botany site is in the stage of soliciting sample questions. Follow the link below and add your own!
Update: The proposal for this Q&A site has been closed, alas.
ᔥ The New York Times: Marco Arment shares in my confusion about the difference between a “via” link and a “hat tip.” Maybe the answer to the question of the second kind of attribution is to be explicit: if someone or something inspired you, say so.