I suspect one of the reasons the blogging has slowed down is that I’ve been spending more time messing about on web forums and less time reading. In particular, less time reading good non-fiction that sparks ideas to write about.
The ‘Vultures’ story from a couple of days ago was sparked by the fact that we’ve recently subscribed to New Scientist – Alex wanted to do it so she had info for her Science Extension class, but I can make it a tax deduction because it’s relevant reading for my professional field of science education. Lots of interesting science news and ideas in bite-size pieces there.
And for Father’s Day (which in Oz is next week), rather than pieces of technology or bike equipment as is my more usual request, I’ve hinted broadly at two books that I’ve heard a lot about and wanted to read but not got around to: Bill Bryson’s ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’ and Jared Diamond’s ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’.