Boy Meets Blog

Hello, and welcome to Outrigger!  It’s great to have you here at the beginning of what promises to be a beautiful friendship.

One of the things I love about science writing is how naturally it connects with travel and adventure.  But covering the “outdoors,” as this channel purports to do, is an admittedly broad and ambitious goal that merits some explanation.  This page is not intended to be comprehensive in any one scientific field or discipline.  Instead, I hope to bring you newsworthy analysis, observations, and investigations into the awesome (and awesomely complicated) ways that humans intersect with the natural world.  Whether it’s investigating the efficacy of high-priced oxygen bars in Los Angeles, spotlighting a monster truck race that’s saving rhinos in Kenya, or exploring the incredible biological haven that is the Kerguelen Islands, this blog will strive to be global in scope and freewheeling in its topics.  The only thing you won’t find is complicated scientific jargon.

This space is meant to be a dialogue, not a lecture, so please make yourself heard.  If there’s something you’d like to see explored, questions you want answered, or if you vehemently disagree with something I say, please don’t hesitate to be in touch on email or Twitter.  Outrigger will be better for your thoughtful feedback.

I’m thrilled to be joining five talented colleagues here inside The Raptor Lab and am looking forward to reading all the great things they uncover.  I’d encourage you to explore each of the different channels within this terrific science writing hub.  We’re eager to get started.

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