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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.

I Bought an Elephant

To find out how to save them.





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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.


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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.


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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?


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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?


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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.


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Posted: November 13, 2019, 1:55 am

Matsutake Madness Today



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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?


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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.


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Posted: October 24, 2019, 12:41 am

... Took Me To These.







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Posted: October 23, 2019, 10:27 pm

Today This Path...



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Posted: October 23, 2019, 10:26 pm

The Transformation of Condé Nast


How a media mogul defined class and invented the modern magazine.


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Posted: October 23, 2019, 3:16 am

A History of Chop Suey


A dish which arrived with the Gold Rush, spread with the railway and endured prohibition was Chinese by origin, but claimed by America.


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Posted: October 23, 2019, 1:35 am

The Harrowing Hours and Defiant Aftermath...

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Posted: October 23, 2019, 1:16 am

I’m Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s

The Labeled Release experiment on the Viking mission reported positive results, although most have dismissed them as inorganic chemical reactions.



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Posted: October 23, 2019, 1:09 am

50 of the World's Best Bread

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Posted: October 23, 2019, 1:04 am

Saharan Desert Ants

 Gallop at a blistering 108 body lengths per second.


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Posted: October 23, 2019, 1:00 am

Understanding the Anthropocene Extinction, Regenerating Cartilage and More...


Autism and touch, a prosthetic that feels and where’s my Lyme vaccine?


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Posted: October 23, 2019, 12:50 am

Bruce Chatwin Was the Internet Before the Internet Existed


The legacy of the late British writer and journalist shows us how the internet could be — a place where reality is not distorted but enriched by its users.


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Posted: October 23, 2019, 12:45 am
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