A blog about politics, science, archaeology, human evolution, jazz, culture, and the meaning of life by Michael Balter, a journalist and journalism professor based in Paris and New York (aka The Blog for People Who Don't Have Time to Read Blogs.)
Friday, March 18, 2011
A river runs through it
Everyone seemed to like my sunrise over the Indian Ocean yesterday, so here is a photo of a river in KwaZulu-Natal. I can't tell you what river, as that might give away what I was doing there, but I can say that I fell in while trying to wade over it.
I have been a working journalist for the past 40 years, beginning in Los Angeles as an investigative reporter and then in Paris as a travel, food, and science writer. For the past 20 years I have covered anthropology and archaeology writer for Science, Audubon, Scientific American, SAPIENS, and other publications. I have also covered sexual misconduct for The Verge, Scientific American, and others; I write about mental health, especially schizophrenia; and I engage in occasional media criticism. I returned to the USA in October 2017 after 30 years in Paris, and now live in the New York City area.
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