'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

It Takes Sunlight to get the Plant to Woik!

This reminds me of me telling people about insects. Or Godwits. Or... lots of things. I only notice I'm doing it when I see their eyes glaze over. Sorry. In advance. It's just that, well, I get jiggly and excited about stuff too!


  1. Actually I know quite a lot of people who, like you, get jiggled and excited by 'stuff'. I suppose in a way most of us do. The question is what 'stuff' jiggles us. You just seem to get more jiggled about more 'stuff' than most people. That's one reason you are such an interesting person.

  2. This is just great........a delightful loon...wish I'd had him as a teacher.

  3. Wow, fantastic, excellent - just love him (so much he inspired the name of my blog!).
    Think I'll be copying this in the near future if you don't mind :)

  4. He makes me smile. AND remember facts too! I didn't know you liked him so much Brian.

  5. Our unrequited love affair started back at university where I read his Lectures, written 20/30 years before but still more educational than most of my professors' ramblings. A few years later, I heard of his obsession with Tannu Tuva (if you haven't, read Tuva or Bust), and found out about his love of the bongo. Any friend of the bongo is a friend of mine!
    The biography "Genius" by James Gleick is one of the most fascinating books I've read ... I could go on, but it's gone bed time in the northern hemisphere!

  6. You were going all jiggly and excited over Feynman, then, I could tell. :-)

    I noticed he played the bongos. Next post.