I am a Red-State Serbian Jewish atheist liberal PhD student with Thesis-writing block and severe blogorrhea trying to understand the world by making strange connections between science, religion, brain, language and sex. My specialty is chronobiology (circadian rhythms and sleep).
No, that’s not me -- though I often wish it were. It’s the start of the profile of Coturnix, the redoubtable Science & Politics blogger in Chapel Hill.
I’ve been meaning to link with him for some time, and now that he’s just started blogging at a new location and with a new blog, A Blog Around the Clock, it's the perfect occasion. Most of his existing blogs are being closed but not deleted. He explains his move at Science & Politics, which will continue as a local blog -- and as an archive of old posts that don’t move. Do give him a visit. But make sure you have some spare time. You could easily spend days with this guy. I know -- I’ve done it.
Coturnix is smart, knowledgeable, funny. He has a real vernacular flair. He writes from the perspective of a scientist, but his posts are jargon-free and draw on common sense and life experience in a way you'll find hard to resist. You're on your own with the archives, but if you want to start at the beginning of the new blog, you could share his first experience with the "Movable Type thingie" here. Wondering what a Coturnix is? Find out here.
I was also going to link to his most popular post ever -- "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sleep (But Were Too Afraid To Ask)," but that's a subject for another post -- which follows above.