Georgia Before People has Run out of Gas

This is just an heads up.  The future content of my blog is about to change.  I started this blog during March 2010 to promote my self-published book of the same name.  I really enjoyed producing new blog entries, and in many ways I think the blog was better than the book itself.  Deciphering the latest scientific journal articles related to my subject into language a layman could understand became 1 of my favorite hobbies.  I’ve managed to keep the focus of my blog on the paleoecology of southeastern North America or at least on any natural history remotely related to it for 9 years, but I just can’t do that any more–there just isn’t enough new scientific literature available.  I’m too prolific and professional paleoecologists can’t keep up.  I’m still fascinated with this obscure topic.  However, I’m tired of relying on speculation, and it seems as if I’m becoming too repetitive.  I feel like I’ve beaten a dead horse until it has turned into an unrecognizable bloody pulp.  Back in November I wrote an 800 word blog entry, then realized I’d already written about the same study a few years earlier.  I just re-blogged the original essay instead of posting a different version of it.

Translating scientific studies also puts a crimp in my writing style.  Because the science isn’t always definite, I’m forced to write awkward phrases such as “the authors of the study suggest…”  too often.  I never want to write that phrase again.

I will still write essays for my blog, but they will no longer be focused on the obscure topic of paleoecology.  I’ll still write about natural history once in a while, especially if there is a new discovery of a Pleistocene-aged fossil site in Georgia or if I have a particularly interesting idea.  But no Pleistocene fossils have been discovered in Georgia since 2006.

I’ve been reading a lot of biographies lately.  I’ll probably write more about people, history, pop culture, food, and (I’m sorry) politics.  My output may or may not become more irregular.  Nothing lasts forever.

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5 Responses to “Georgia Before People has Run out of Gas”

  1. George Crawford Says:

    Thanks for all your contributions.

  2. ina puustinen-westerholm Says:

    The run of informations..has been a great pleasure for me n mine. Will look forward to whatever..catches your interest and your familial crew..will, no doubt..offer new fields..to till. Speaking of which..Find as many places as you have time fo go ..skulking..if needs be..and truly..dig up..unfound..History. Permissions will be needed but..I am im guessing..how many acres of..private propertys..await. Getcher wellies on..and get to work!

  3. nealbirch Says:

    you be you. I have enjoyed your posts so far and expect that to continue.

  4. dorrie fletcher Says:

    I’m really going to miss your translation of research. Hope you continue that some. I think about Georgia before 1492 all the time, especially while I’m on the trails.

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