Reading In The Dark – The Books I Read In February

February feels like it happened a thousand years ago. I was supposed to get this post up last week, while my memory of February's reading journey had yet to be dimmed by my currently shoddy memory. But writing it was taking energy I didn't have to give, so it's been sat in my drafts until… Continue reading Reading In The Dark – The Books I Read In February

In These Last Days Of Winter – International Polar Bear Day

I missed 2019's International Polar Bear Day because my life at the time was imploding. I missed 2020's International Polar Bear Day because I was too depressed to open my eyes. I feel desperately sad about the decline of the world's polar bear population. As reports about bears needing to swim staggeringly long distances to… Continue reading In These Last Days Of Winter – International Polar Bear Day

Arctic Ghosts – Polar Bears In Captivity

I've seen a polar bear before. It was in Tallinn Zoo, Estonia. It had a small, reconstructed former military storehouse as an enclosure, with a pool hardly big enough to submerge itself in. The enclosure had a closed roof, so it's doubtful the bear had ever even had the opportunity to walk in snow. I… Continue reading Arctic Ghosts – Polar Bears In Captivity