About This Blog
The Basement Geographer brings you random articles about topics in the world around us, on all manners of topics ranging from serious to whimsical (and often both). Geography is the study of the Earth and everything upon it, covering a wide breadth of topics both physical and human. This blog honours that spirit by randomly careening between wildly disparate subjects from post to post. You may not enjoy every single article, but you’ll definitely find something that piques your interest here. At least once or twice a week (unless life calls), there will be a new article for you to enjoy. As of November 2010, I also contribute articles to Google Sightseeing, which pop up once or twice a month or so. Everything I write at The Basement Geographer is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence.
About the Author
Most children’s first words are usually along the lines of ‘mama’ or ‘dada’. I read my first words off of a sign on the highway. A keen interest in the world around me had already taken hold. A few decades and some university degrees later, I am proud to make my living as a geographer. At first it was in cartography, then historical geography, then social geography, then back to cartography, and now I seem to being doing a little of it all. I’m a fairly random person with a million things on my mind at once. This blog is a way for me to share with you some of those random subjects I may just happen to be interested in that day. Hopefully, you’ll find an interesting fact, subject, or story which gets you thinking about the random things that you yourself notice in the world around us, even if it’s just on a computer. Or, at the very least, you won’t be checking your email every 30 seconds while you’re busy reading an article.