I have a blog. On Nature Network. Fancy that!
I must clarify, though, that the indicated ‘suddenness’ is procedural, rather than temporal. Richard Grant (yes, that* Richard; Hat-tip to you!) had planted the seed of an idea – of getting my own blog where I can rant and rant and… (did I say, ‘rant?’) to my blessed heart’s content. Taking advantage of the confusion and hassles over moving the NN blogging platform to MT4, I sneaked in. I mean, that must be it. Otherwise – think about it – why would they grant me access to a hallowed area already populated by heavyweights? (Ahem! Metaphorically speaking, of course!)
But I am indeed grateful to the Herculean efforts of the honorable Matt Brown (who I have communicated with) and others toiling away behind the scenes for making this possible.
A quick word about the name: In Scientio Veritas. It should roughly translate to: “The truth lies in science.” Feel free to castigate the name choice as faux-Latin. I wouldn’t know Latin if it came and bit me on the nose, but a quick internet search of on-line English-to-Latin translators came in quite handy for modifying that age-old maxim, in vino veritas. I know nothing about vino, but scientio – I have gathered a bit here and there over the years. Bottom-line is that I kinda liked the sound of it, passed it through the spousal unit, and behold! I bloggeth.
Have a great and relaxing weekend everyone, while I chew my fingernails down trying to decide what to write next.
PS. Of course, after posting, I find that the blog doesn’t show up at all. Matt Brown assures me that this is an ‘easy fix’ but will have to wait till Monday. These are the times I wish I had a god to shake my fist at, dramatically. (Nyaah, not really!)
6 years and two blog network changes later, this update – for those who have stumbled upon this site unknowingly – is to point out that the inestimable Richard P Grant, erstwhile at NatureBlogs, can now be found at The Guardian, Lablit, and Twitter.