Hello. Thanks for stopping by. After wearing a Smokey Bear hat in the National Park Service for five years and helping herds of people avoid collisions with 1,000 pound Alaskan brown bears, I've transitioned to an equally engaging, though at times more for sedentary lifestyle as a journalist. I don't shy from many science topics, and prefer the quirky. As shown below, I write about planets, ape conservation, life's origins, windfarms and Winston Churchill's interest in aliens. Say hi.