Category Archives: ecosystems

Minding Your Own Beeswax and the Middlemarch Twitterverse

“News is often dispersed as thoughtlessly and effectively as that pollen which the bees carry off (having no idea how powdery they are) when they are buzzing in search of their particular nectar.”  -George Eliot, Middlemarch, Book VI, Chap… Continue reading

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Webs, Networks, and the Mark of Modernity

The spider’s web, though merely a collection of fine, gossamer threads, clings to human skin with remarkable persistence. Any arachnophobic who has unwittingly stumbled into an unseen web knows the composure and bravura necessary to rid oneself of th… Continue reading

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