Tag Archives: human primate

Burn4: Cooking with Fire

Can you imagine camping without campfires & grilled meat?  No, me neither.  Like, what’s the point of packing the tent & all the gear if there’s no flickering in the firepit as that lovely star of ours sinks flaming into … Continue reading

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My Sore Tongue

I’ve spent a lifetime biting my tongue – I realize this may come as a surprise to some of you.  Well, maybe not a lifetime…I was a kid once, long ago it seems.  I’ve been observing this socialization process with … Continue reading

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Burn2: Burning the Fence

We humans lead complicated lives.  It’s the way we like it.  It’s what our large primate brain has been honed for.  It’s just that, well – it’s just that sometimes it’s so exhausting. I can grasp (& I’m sure you can … Continue reading

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Burn1: As the Bed Burns

Way back (!) in 2006, I started collecting news articles about melting glaciers, acid oceans, scary wildfires, & devastating floods.  I (& of course a few others) felt that we (humans, collectively) weren’t paying enough attention to the ever-increasing evidence … Continue reading

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Neandertals Are Us

When you’re a human evolution nerd like I am, you need to be discriminating about the source of your information.  It’s sometimes eye-rolling how big media hears about some kind of research or fossil discovery & immediately morphs it into … Continue reading

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Bonobos & Apatheists

I just finished Frans de Waal’s book “The Bonobo & the Atheist”.  The premise is that we derive our ‘community concern’, empathetic, altruistic & cooperative nature from our mammal & primate heritage, not from human-imagined religion.  Uh, duh. An enthusiastic storyteller … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Playlist

I took a piano class last Friday night – R was out of town & I actually got myself out of the house & over to our beloved local community college for Todd Walker‘s famous workshop Piano Your Teachers Never … Continue reading

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