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That I’m odd.

I am a trained historian and political scientist.

However, my passion is all natural science.

I like to write, although I try to write my professional papers a little better than the blog.

I’m far younger than most other dog bloggers out there. I’m in my mid-20’s.

I’m currently in favor breeding better dogs, of maintaining breeds, but with greater genetic diversity. I’m not totally against conformation shows, but these should be secondary and complementary towards breeding for working ability and health, as well as breeding for a breed appropriate temperament.

I don’t really do much that’s exciting. I like reading Blake’s poetry and that of Wordsworth, and then remembering it when I’m out on my ancestral lands in West Virginia.

I don’t date. I don’t drink (I like being in total control of my faculties). People would think of me as eccentric, perhaps a wee bit introverted.

But oddness is the way that I’m wired. I’m proudly a noncomformist.

We live in a world in which everything must be mass produced to fit arbitrary standards that continuously change. This is as true for our culture and our academy as it is for our dogs.

This might make us produce better products. It might be the only way to generate wealth.

But I’m not so sure it’s helping us produce healthier people or better dogs.

We have a new president now, one who isn’t like the ones before. I hope that he can bring about new ways of thinking about differences in our society. Perhaps, we will start to think that the monoculture isn’t always the best thing for us.

Here’s the beautiful diversity that is all life. May it survive all attempts to further homogenize all that is living and all that is thought.

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