Of Snakes and Soldering Irons



Every scientist keeps a personal journal, and in this I am no different. My day job is Resident Director of a biological field station called the James Reserve, sort of a bed and breakfast for biologists, located up in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California. Professionally speaking, that makes me chief, cook, bottle washer, plumber, mechanic, ecologist, electrician, naturalist, computer programmer, bus driver, diplomat, eco-terrorist, school teacher, fundraiser, and the list goes on... As Robert Heinlein once said, "...specialization is for insects."

Over the years I've had the opportunity to travel to distant lands, and study the biological diversity on four different continents. I've used computers most of my life, and see technology as a strategic tool for protecting our global ecology. I invite you to explore my journal, and encourage you to keep in touch.

I'd like to thank the Idyllwild Town Crier for publishing the first twelve chapters of the "Notebook of a Digital Naturalist" in their newspaper.

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