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Lawrence Winkler is a physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. His molecules have morphed from medicine to manuscript. He lives with Robyn on Vancouver Island and in New Zealand, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

Oh, And If You’re Wondering...

... What to get that special someone for Christmas...


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 26, 2019, 12:47 am

Na Roa, Katoa.


Ka kite koe i nga marama e toru.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 25, 2019, 10:23 pm

Catch You on the Flip Side

Heading home to write 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙉𝙚𝙭𝙩 𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙤𝙛 𝘿𝙤𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙎𝙖𝙗𝙖𝙗𝙖.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 25, 2019, 10:20 pm

The Deep Time of Walden Pond


The science and history of the lake Thoreau made famous.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 23, 2019, 9:28 pm

Picked the Wrong Guy

Oxford University research raises questions about skills of wine tasters.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 23, 2019, 9:21 pm

Fake News

Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time.




Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 22, 2019, 1:44 am

Science



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 22, 2019, 1:40 am

An Alarming Discovery in an Astronaut’s Bloodstream


A study has turned up a side effect of human spaceflight that no one had observed before.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 22, 2019, 1:30 am

Is the Bubonic Plague Making a Comeback?


Why, yes. In more ways than you think...


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 22, 2019, 1:22 am

I Bought an Elephant

To find out how to save them.





Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:45 am

On Serendipity

A decades-long conversation between friends about books, photography and life, exploring what it is to know, to look, to see.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:38 am

Explore the list of 100 Novels That Shaped Our World

This list.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:30 am

The Rainforest Is Teeming with Consciousness


Our fate turns on retiring our dualist view of nature.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:22 am

How to Be an Epicurean


A philosophy that values innocent pleasure, human warmth and the rewards of creative endeavour. What’s not to like?


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 2:07 am

Liberalism According to The Economist


Founded in 1843 to spread the doctrine of laissez-faire, the magazine has wielded influence like no other. But at what cost?


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 2:00 am

Inventing a God


Why was it believed that the Aztecs greeted Cortés as a deity?


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Posted: November 13, 2019, 1:58 am

Bad Infinity


The endurance of the liberal imagination.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 1:55 am

Matsutake Madness Today



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 8, 2019, 10:36 pm

The Happiness Ruse


How did feeling good become a matter of relentless, competitive work; a never-to-be-attained goal which makes us miserable?


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 11:58 pm

Who Gave You the Right to Tell That Story?

Ten authors on the most divisive question in fiction, and the times they wrote outside their own identities.


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Posted: November 7, 2019, 11:55 pm

The Slowness of Literature

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Posted: November 7, 2019, 11:53 pm

Ode to Skimming

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Posted: October 24, 2019, 12:55 am

How to Choose a Writing Instrument

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Posted: October 24, 2019, 12:52 am

J.S. Bach the Rebel


The subversive practice of a canonical composer.


Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: October 24, 2019, 12:41 am

... Took Me To These.







Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: October 23, 2019, 10:27 pm
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