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Lawrence Winkler is an ancient physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. His molecules are morphing from medicine to manuscript. From compassion to passion, to view and document the world around him, in all its beauty and complexity. He lives on Vancouver Island with Robyn, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.

The Last Death-Defying Honey Hunter of Nepal


A little more challenged than our Coromandel beehive harvester, Rootin' Tutin Tom Pohutin.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 15, 2017, 10:00 pm

Not in My Bolthole


OceanaGold Mining in the Coromandel?
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 14, 2017, 7:12 pm

In the Beginning


Cosmology has been on a long, hot streak, as in Fire Beyond the Darkness.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 12, 2017, 10:42 pm

Advice for Donald Trump, and Other Wisdom


With my other two minor deities, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins knows about life
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:37 am

Adios Compandre


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 8, 2017, 10:38 pm

Sticky


'It's an extraordinary problem for those people who are affected.'
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 8, 2017, 3:57 pm

Treasured Island: Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa


Not as I depicted him in Stories of the Southern Sea.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:53 am

The Science of Passionate Sex



How to have hot sex, according to science.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 8, 2017, 12:36 am

Yes, Your Manuscript Was Due 30 Years Ago.


No, the University Press still wants it.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 6, 2017, 5:31 pm

Killing Me Softly


An extraordinary tale of Russia's troubled relationship with music censorship. 
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 6, 2017, 5:28 pm

How Hunter S. Thompson Would Cover Donald Trump


Swap the name 'Trump' for 'Nixon' and let it rip...

Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: August 4, 2017, 4:18 am

‘You Wouldn’t Think the Ashes of a Man Would Be So Heavy’



Remembering Sam Shepard.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 31, 2017, 6:14 pm

Canada’s Real Strength?


It’s not diversity.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 31, 2017, 5:52 pm

Maines Moves to Vaccinate Raccoons in the Wild


They should have been in my backyard last night.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 30, 2017, 4:15 pm

Academic Language


And the problem of meaninglessness.


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 29, 2017, 5:28 pm

Moderate Drinking Could Ward Off Diabetes


I’ve got it covered.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 28, 2017, 7:45 pm

The War on Intellectual Freedom


How political correctness morphed into a monster.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 28, 2017, 12:47 am

My Publisher Arrives in Less than a Week...


Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 27, 2017, 10:12 pm

The World Without Us



What kind of books do you write when you believe civilization is doomed?
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:46 am

A Possible Keats


John Keats was seized by the spirit of the time, by a peculiar compulsion, an impetuous fury—before writing poetry
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:22 am

The Kafkaesque Process of Cancer Diagnosis


Why reading Kafka’s “The Trial” might comfort patients and enrich the work of oncologists.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:19 am

There's No Such Thing as Historical Fiction


Clearly Paul Lynch hasn't read The Bolthole.



Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 27, 2017, 12:33 am

The Little-Known Reason Pencils Are Yellow


Chinese royalty.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:38 pm

Can Poetry Change Your Life?



Why we are so defensive about the art form’s value.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:57 pm

Microchip Implants for Employees Scarier than You Think


My cousin owns the technology.
Author: Lawrence Winkler
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:50 pm
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