Welcome to Issue 10 of DH News: The Dubious Hat!
Yesterday I had my first ever lecture to an empty room because all of my students decided to be online for that class. Just another strange occurrence in our hopefully temporary coronavirus world.
But I have lots of cool things to share with you here in The Dubious
Hat. This summer, one of the essays I placed was about my trip to see the ancient fossils at Mistaken Point, Newfoundland. The good people at Hidden Compass have agreed to publish it and the essay will be
part of their new website launch on Oct. 13. They are also crowdfunding essays like mine, and I get a cut, so if you like what you see, we'd both love your support with a donation. Visit https://hiddencompass.net/ to
check it out!
I had abundant entertainment watching my garden grow this summer -- it's funny how you become attached to your little green things. I was slightly less amused by the unwelcome visitor, which you can read about inside.
My quest for old trees continues and the Adirondacks are a great place to look for them. I visited several stands of old growth for the Labor Day weekend and you can see some of my adventures inside.
On a camping trip in August, someone asked "Do loons call only at night?" A question crying out for an answer...
And the possibility of life on Venus. Yes, our hellish sister planet whose surface can either boil, crush or acidify you, may actually have life in the clouds.
And there's lots more. Thanks for reading. You can download The Dubious Hat at the link below – grab a cup of coffee or tea – it’s meant to be read slowly. And feel free to share it.