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Lawrence Winkler is a physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. His molecules have morphed from medicine to manuscript. He lives with Robyn on Vancouver Island and in New Zealand, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

Guess Where We're Going in October?



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 23, 2018, 1:25 am

The Awesome Beauty of Jupiter

For the past two years, Juno has been taking photos of Jupiter. Here are the best shots.

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 23, 2018, 1:20 am

Who Is Arthur Chu?

When Jeopardy ended, the real puzzles of online life began.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 23, 2018, 1:16 am

Report: London Hospitals to Replace Doctors with AI

We seem to getting a little ahead of The Casebook of Doctor Sababa.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 22, 2018, 10:22 pm

Human Race Just 0.01% of All Life But Has Eradicated Most Other Living Things

Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 22, 2018, 4:47 am

The Sad Decline of Barnes & Noble

The iconic bookstore chain, by trading books for cafés and Legos, has forgotten its telos and guaranteed its downfall.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 22, 2018, 1:18 am

Our Aquatic Universe

We know that the universe is awash with watery moons and planets. How can we pinpoint which of them could support life? Also, if you've never played Seedship, you must.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 22, 2018, 12:45 am

Pleasure, War, and the Mad Torment of Lord Byron.

Reminiscent of an excerpt from my second Cartwheels book, Between the Cartwheels:

‘The Greek War of Independence had consumed, and eventually killed, Lord Byron. In bizarre homage, this was where the Hero in the history of Western Civilization went from the Homeric, through the Socratic, to the Byronic. The hero of deeds, and then convictions, became the hero of romance. He possessed great talent and passion, distaste for society and its institutions, and a lack of respect for rank and privilege (although he had both). He had a secret past, and had been thwarted in love by social constraint. His character was flawed, arrogant, overconfident and, ultimately, self-destructive. He lived in rebellion and exile.’

My buddy Steve of the Jacuzzi once remarked that Byron had been a bit like me.



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:55 pm

Phages are Making a Comeback.

He was dying. Antibiotics weren’t working. Then doctors tried a forgotten treatment.



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 21, 2018, 4:28 pm

Ikagai

Reasons for being.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:48 am

Tequila Rocks

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:37 am

Are Healthcare Metrics Hurting Healthcare?

The answer forthcoming next Spring in The Casebook of Doctor Sababa.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:34 am

This Must Be David Byrne

Once in a lifetime.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:28 am

We Made Plastic. We Depend on It.

Now we're drowning in it.



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:25 am

Is There Such a Thing as Truth?

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:13 am

You Don’t Have the Right

To believe whatever you want to.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 20, 2018, 12:37 am

How the Enlightenment Ends


With The Casebook of Doctor Sababa. Human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 20, 2018, 12:26 am

Bach at the Burger King

Opera at Westwood Lake.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 20, 2018, 12:23 am

Not your Tibetan Buddhism


Behind the beatific image of Tibetan Buddhism lies a dark, complicated reality


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 19, 2018, 12:44 am

European Explorers knew California was Not an Island as Early as 1529

So why did they resume depicting it as one on their maps around 1622? 


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 19, 2018, 12:39 am

Your Success isn’t Due to Free Will


Luck determines everything.



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 19, 2018, 12:36 am

Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice


Thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, we can track the history of Rome, preserved in Greenland’s ice sheet.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 19, 2018, 12:33 am

Coming Soon

To a vivid imagination near you...


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 18, 2018, 10:26 pm

People Crave Silence, Yet are Unnerved by It


Some authors pursue silence in nets of words.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 18, 2018, 4:01 am

Has Wine Gone Bad?


Advocates say that everything about the modern industry is ethically, ecologically and aesthetically wrong. Not here


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: May 17, 2018, 12:35 am
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