I went to the coolest lecture by Dr. April Nowell about Neandertals last night. She is a Paleolithic archaeologist from the University of Victoria whose research focuses on the origins of art, symbol use, and language and on the emergence of modern cognition and modern human behavior. I learned so much!
A study by Yale researchers in 2006 found that female cyclists had less genital sensation compared with a control group of female runners. As a result, some scientists believe that female cyclists probably are at similar risk for sexual problems as male riders. Mostly I posted this article because the photo they chose for the NY Times article was this woman riding in PORTLAND, OR.
I just love these prints. Yesterday, I was standing in my backward watching my homing pigeon forage on the ground for seeds. Out of nowhere, a red tail hawk swooped down, grabbed the pigeon and flew away. R.I.P. Commander Squeaks.
I love Miranda July. She has a new book out called It Chooses You. Here is a photgraph of her in a snowy English field, and another at a Skype-based Q & A in Nashville, TN. The people asking the questions are being lit by a giant projection of her face on the screen.