No Lounging for this Lizardby Logical Lizard on Jun. 02, 2009, under Introduction
Welcome to the first installment of The Logical Lizard.
I am a science writer and columnist, a television documentary host, meteorite hunter, photographer, musician and artist. I was born in New York City’s East Village, but grew up in London, England. I have been visiting the Southwest since I was a little boy, attended my first Tucson gem show in 1998, and made Tucson my permanent home in January of 2004. I haven’t looked back for a minute.
I love this small, quirky city and the way in which it inexplicably balances an avant-garde arts and music scene with a cutting edge scientific research community, a lingering Wild West frontier atmosphere, shockingly hot summers and pitch-perfect winters, and a vibrant Mexican influence. It is the perfect home for a cultural misfit with too many interests.
In this blog I intend to muse on my specialities which include meteoritics (the study of space rocks), astronomy, geology, ecology, paleontology, wildlife photography, adventure travel, cinema, punk rock, painting and the graphic arts. My late mother often used to comment, jokingly, that I should “focus on just one thing and become really good at it,” but, alas, it was not to be.
Our talented and charming blog editor, Ryn Gargulinski, has encouraged me to use this forum to range across my various interests, and I think we’re going to get along just fine. Thank you for reading. I will do my best to keep you amused, entertained, informed and maybe, once in a while, enlightened as well.
See you tomorrow.
Photograph by Jim Breitinger Utah Red Rock