Tag Archives: books

Is there a book you want to write?

Writing a book is overwhelming to contemplate and enormously satisfying to complete. How did I find the time? First, it was a book I have been wanting to write for more than 20 years, so the time it took was … Continue reading

Posted in birds, books, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Did you forget about books?

Did you forget about natural history, the story of the earth and its inhabitants in all their particulars? Yes, particulars, for it is in the details that the most wondrous stories lurk. Have you learned the specifics of even a … Continue reading

Posted in behavioral ecology, Field work | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why I am abandoning balance in my life (for awhile)

Life is good. Happiness is high. I have a great balance to my days, beginning with gardening my small backyard farm. Work is a rich mix of writing, thinking, grant proposals, and mentoring students and reading their papers. We get … Continue reading

Posted in Managing an academic career | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment