What Counts

Hi friends. I have been a downright slacker when it comes to blogging! But I am officially dug in on my next book project, which is about butterflies. In a couple of weeks my significant other (who loves to drive) and I will be recreating Vladimir Nabokov's 1941 road trip across the U.S. I will be in search of the butterflies N. collected on that trip (I will not catch any butterflies -- I cannot stand to interrupt a wild animal in its day). The point is to investigate change over time, and to also wonder if literature, even at the level achieved by V.N., can mean anything in the context of mass extinction, etc. N. was an avid amateur lepidopterist -- a citizen scientist -- but he also

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