Linda Wilshusen writes this blog in an attempt to understand herself, her fellow human primates, & everyday life on the home planet by sharing information from the ever-changing & fascinating offerings of scientists and science. Her planetary neighborhood is Santa Cruz, California, more specifically the unincorporated urban community of Live Oak, across the railroad tracks and up the street from Schwan Lake & Twin Lakes State Beach. She’s worked as a planner for over 35 years, including serving as executive director of a regional transportation agency for nearly two decades. She has a degree in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, & is a life-long student of primate evolution. Her husband is an esteemed workaholic local community college dean; she loves having her daughter & family nearby; & more often enjoys learning about the human primate by spending time with grandson Dante than by staring at a computer screen.