Monthly Archives: October 2017

Against all odds III: Cannery Row’s ‘Doc’ Ricketts

If like me, you have been around the block a few times, you probably know who I am referring to. ‘Doc’ was the somewhat eccentric biologist central to several of John Steinbeck’s novels, specifically Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday. He … Continue reading

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Alexander von Humboldt: Naturalist Extraordinaire

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. As a retiree, you’d think I would have lots of time, and I do. But I also have lots of activities, admittedly combined with a tendency to procrastinate more … Continue reading

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