“And aren’t reviews of books about wolf ecology a bit off topic?”
The reason book reviews are currently popping up on this blog on earlier dates is that I’m slowly clearing parts of my backlog of blog drafts (completing what I want to complete, and retiring the rest), and there are quite a lot of book reviews sitting in the queue, which I’m posting now as planned… but I back-date them to when they were penned on Goodreads, even if I’m revising them a bit before posting them here.
It is also to push older posts down in the archives; since such a long time has passed since some of them were written, and they’ve been sitting in the front of the blog for a long time, I think it is time to get them away from the front page.
And no, wolf ecology is not off topic… Well maybe it is now, but: I want to widen the scope of this blog to include more of my interests because: for me, they aren’t separate topics. Interests broadly meaning: topics I focus on, books I’ve read, knowledge I have, things I have experienced.
They are different lenses to look through and study a core subject which I find hard to name; but which has something to do with social relations and the variety of subjective realities experienced by individuals (humans and other animals) and how they connect, interact, share aspects of reality, and evolve over time. I guess that is called sociology, but it is also ecology and animal behaviour and dog training and many other things.
My goal is to highlight those connections and make some of the lenses that I like to look through more widely available and useful to others (eventually).