... from a selfish perspective, at least. Olivia Judson, the fine biology blogger for the NYT, is going on sabbatical for a year. I wish her all the best, but I wish for myself that she comes back and picks up where she left off.
Her closing column is well worth a read, and if you've been following this blog for a while, you know that I've been recommending her pieces for some time now (e.g., e.g.). You could do a lot worse than to take a stroll through her NYT archives and stop to smell a few of the flowers there.