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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.

The Future of Aging Just Might be in Maragaritaville


At the Jimmy Buffett-branded community, a hint at how an increasingly long-lived species might choose to spend its extra decades.




Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 20, 2018, 2:55 am

All of Life Is Creation

Jack Kerouac’s Art.




Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 20, 2018, 2:48 am

How Did Life Emerge?

A new book argues that life may be spread more widely through the universe than we think.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 19, 2018, 12:37 am

Subjectivity and Its Discontents

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 17, 2018, 4:25 am

Frederick Banting's Painting of the Lab Where He Discovered Insulin Part of Auction Preview

Estimated value of some pieces close to $1M.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 17, 2018, 4:09 am

Rare Microbes Lead Scientists to Discover New Branch on the Tree of Life

Hemimastigotes are more different from all other living things than animals are from fungi.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 17, 2018, 4:06 am

Rhiannon Adam’s Revealing Portrait of Pitcairn Island

Heading here in January.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 14, 2018, 2:02 am

The Hunt for Human Nature


We still live in the long shadow of Man-the-Hunter: a midcentury theory of human origins soaked in strife and violence.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 14, 2018, 1:52 am

The World’s Largest Hot Sauce Collection Might Be in an Arizona Living Room


8,600 bottles and counting.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 14, 2018, 1:47 am

How the Tuberculosis Epidemic Influenced Modernist Architecture


Light, air, and hygiene were the best treatment for tuberculosis at the time.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 14, 2018, 1:45 am

Pretentious, Impenetrable, Hard Work ... Better?

Why we need difficult books.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 13, 2018, 12:19 am

The Concrete Jungle


Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 13, 2018, 12:15 am

Wide and Starry Sky

How Robert Louis Stevenson came to live, die, and be buried in Samoa.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 12, 2018, 5:04 am

Not for Astronauts



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 9, 2018, 6:47 pm

The Search for the Great Canadian Novel

Don’t search so hard.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 9, 2018, 6:20 am

Paper Airplanes

All kinds.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 8, 2018, 2:13 am

Chords



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 8, 2018, 1:54 am

Another Successful Mushroom Day

With Steve of the Jacuzzi.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 8, 2018, 1:35 am

Fond Memories of Borneo



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 6, 2018, 6:07 pm

65 Today




Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 6, 2018, 6:05 pm

My Life Cleanse

 One month inside L.A.’s cult of betterness.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 5, 2018, 1:29 am

The Masterless People: Pirates, Maroons, and the Struggle to Live Free

Like Libertalia, in Bandits of Madgascar.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 5, 2018, 1:20 am

Why the Long Face?


Sadness makes us seem nobler, more elegant, more adult. Which is pretty weird, when you think about it.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 5, 2018, 1:14 am

The New Canon


What’s the most influential book of the past 20 years?


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 2, 2018, 12:23 am

The Gift of Death

Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: November 1, 2018, 11:51 pm
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