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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.

The Mushroom Hunters Can’t Stop Finding Mysterious Fungi

For years, mycologists and hobbyists alike have been using DNA sequencing on foraged fungi.



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Posted: June 14, 2024, 4:33 am

Here’s Why We Can’t Afford 16 More Months

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Posted: June 14, 2024, 4:29 am

This Simple Logic Question Stumps Even the Most Advanced AI

The breakdown is dramatic.



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Posted: June 14, 2024, 4:25 am

Britain Is An Anachronism

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Posted: June 10, 2024, 10:23 pm

Society of Norms

A dispatch from Tokyo, where citizens follow unwritten rules.



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Posted: June 10, 2024, 10:21 pm

Biden’s Timidity In The Face of Israel’s Just War

Puts the entire free world in peril.



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Posted: June 10, 2024, 10:19 pm

Will Al Jazeera Face A Reckoning

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Posted: June 10, 2024, 10:17 pm

Downtown Decline

Is Vancouver on the brink of becoming a retail dead zone?



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: June 9, 2024, 1:52 am

Can Boeing Catch Up with SpaceX?

The aerospace giant’s long-delayed Starliner finally flies astronauts, while Elon Musk’s enterprise pushes into the next frontier. The new space race is on.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: June 9, 2024, 1:49 am

Stories Deserve to Be Told

Matt Tullis spent his career asking writers how they do what they do. A posthumous book assembles what he learned.



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Posted: June 8, 2024, 12:59 am

The Chelsea Horror Show

Can There Be Such a Thing As ‘Racist Gardening’?



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Posted: June 8, 2024, 12:57 am

What Clacton Tells You

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Posted: June 7, 2024, 1:39 am

Global Tourism Is Booming

These people would rather it wasn’t.



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Posted: June 6, 2024, 1:03 am

Hooked On Porn

Downside of remote Brazilian tribe finally accessing internet.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: June 6, 2024, 1:01 am

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: We Have Been Subverted

 What is at stake in our ability to see the threat plainly? Nothing less than the preservation of our way of life.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: June 6, 2024, 12:59 am

Leaving Canada

Housing costs, falling living standards, and politics prompt outflow of Canadians.



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Posted: June 6, 2024, 12:57 am

Another City

Another doom loop.



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Posted: June 6, 2024, 12:55 am

Canadian Cancer Society Apologizes

For not calling cervix ‘front hole’ in non-binary disclaimer.



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Posted: June 6, 2024, 12:53 am

Joe Biden Is Appeasing Hamas

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Posted: June 4, 2024, 11:36 pm

The Grit That Makes the Pearl

An interview with Paul Theroux.



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Posted: June 4, 2024, 11:33 pm

Royal College of Music Students Offered Course

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Posted: June 4, 2024, 11:31 pm

Chastising Little Brother

Why did Japanese Confucians enthusiastically support Imperial Japan’s murderous conquest of China, the homeland of Confucius?



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Posted: June 3, 2024, 11:58 pm

The Period Bracelet

A cringey fashion statement for Liberal men.



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Posted: June 3, 2024, 11:55 pm

On Israel

Justin Trudeau has found himself.



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Posted: June 3, 2024, 11:53 pm

What One Man Learned

Living alone in the wilderness for 40 years.



Author: Find Refuge.
Posted: June 3, 2024, 11:51 pm