Friday, October 31, 2008

Fan Mail

Although I feel totally immodest about doing this, I have to pass on this text of a email today from a reader of this blog in Tasmania, Australia. Whenever I question how worthwhile this effort is, a statement like this really warms me up:
Just a quick appreciation: I love your blog. I don’t know how you do it but just about every day there’s something that I really want to read. You appear to write a blog that is bang on some of my interests, in particular, building the full - crazy, intelligent, imaginative, smart, musical, superstitious, religious, even - human from biology. We appear to be living in a very exciting time where a lot of stuff that was in what I’d call the realm of superstition – is being dusted off and actually inspected. Maybe it’ll go on like this forever, but I can’t imagine that we won’t run out of things pretty soon at the current rate.


  1. I agree with your fan from Tasmania. I wonder if you would consider doing podcasts. With your variety of material and your experience teaching, I'll bet it would be super. You could even perform your own musical introduction. The podcast wouldn't have to be very long, either. I'd love to be able to listen to it on my way into town. I listen to Shrink Rap radio and 60 second psych now.

    Thanks for writing your blog!

  2. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Agreed - just because we're not talking doesn't mean we're not reading and appreciating! :)

  3. Patrice,

    A friend has also suggested the idea of podcasts. I guess the reason I haven't thought much about it is that I don't use podcasts much myself, when I'm driving I listen to music. Maybe I'll do a posting asking how many readers might be interested in this....