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Friends, I’d like to share a new writing project I’ve started, called Better Know a Fish!
Ever since my very first pet fish (two swordtails and tiger barbs in a large jar… no they did not live long), I’ve been a huge fan of our finned friends. I admire the freedom that fish have as they swim and maneuver underwater, as if weightless. I’m fascinated by their tremendous diversity, and their contributions to our own species and society — even if they are frequently overlooked in favor of things feathered and furred.
As I write in the blog’s introduction, “Why Get to Know a Fish?”:
The park ranger was explaining in detail the history of the Devonian fossil bed we were sitting on, but my attention was directed elsewhere. Letting my eyes wander away from the standing woman and on to the broken rock and shale around me, I flipped each piece of stone, carefully scrutinizing them with an eager anticipation that I would find something grand and exciting. Within a few moments, my heart began racing. Concealing my joy, I calmly reconfirmed with the officer on the identity of my discovery.