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Chattering fungi

A recent paper in Royal Society Open Science adds to considerable previous evidence that you don’t need an animal-like nervous system to communicate. Andrew Adamatzky studied patterns of electrical activity in four species of fungi, and found impressive similarities to … Continue reading

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Tune up your immune system

We’re still trying to cope with COVID, and isolation has made the flu more dangerous, and there are reports of previously controlled diseases taking off again. Climate change moves things like mosquito-borne nasties into new areas, such as Japanese encephalitis … Continue reading

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Massaging the global culture

In March, 2022, Rhobin Courtright would like to know what messages my books give to my readers. Terribly sorry, but it’s affliction of mine. I cannot help it. I cannot have the word “message” in my mind without “massage,” and … Continue reading

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My formidable neighbour

My neighbour couple lives under my eaves. She is ten times his size. Both decorate their living space with little balls: memorials to past meals. She acknowledges me with a look each time I say hallo, as she awaits the … Continue reading

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The perfect protagonist

Rhobin Courtright’s homework for her faithful followers is a flawed hero or heroine, but I find alliteration amusing, so I’ll talk about the perfect protagonist instead. When I was a student, a club I belonged to had regular discussion topics. … Continue reading

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I am a Blue Million author!

More exactly, I am the featured author on A Blue Million Books, Amy Metz’s service to readers and scribes. For the next week, I am giving away a free electronic copy of a book to one commenter. You need to … Continue reading

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Why should wonderful Followers miss out?

I have just sent out the notice about Bobbing Around Volume 21 Number 7 to my newsletter subscribers, with this cover note: Dear [put your name in here], This is to let you know that the first Bobbing Around of … Continue reading

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Have my family experiences affected my writing?

Rhobin wants to know: “How do your family experiences translate into writing scenes?” I used to be a red hot debater and know all the debating tricks. This one is called “begging the question.” You know, the prosecutor asking, “Mr … Continue reading

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Michael Amos interviews Fuzzy Wuzzy, AKA Bob Rich

A wonderful Superior Spirit chose an Australian Aboriginal girl born in 1850 to be Her first human life. Then She chose me as her scribe. In turn, She chose Michael Amos of Sleepy Lion Publishing to share her story with … Continue reading

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Walking, boring?

A friend on a writing list is trying to lose weight, but complained that walking is so BORING. I was cheeky enough to respond thus: Walking can be a form of meditation. Look around. There is a sky above. Never … Continue reading

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