So what is all this Salamander Candy nonsense about? Is this a weblog about slick little woodland creatures, or is it about candy? In any case, why should anyone care to read this?
Answers: This is not about candy. If you want to read about candy, scram. However, if you dig salamanders, animals in general, natural history, biology, or shamelessly gratuitous use of the word “the,” please remain slumped in your chair and read on.
We have a lot to say here at Salamander Candy, and not a lot of time to say it. The world is full of amazing things—mostly good, some bad—each of which is worth spilling a few words for. With this weblog, we plan to highlight some topics in natural history, science, and perhaps philosophy that have been overlooked elsewhere on the web. Basically, we want to bring your attention to some cool stuff as well as to some stuff that pisses us off. Opinions will be offered. If what you read here makes you laugh, makes you stare wistfully out the window, or makes you throw open that window and scream “viva la revolution! Las ranas para siempre!”—we have done our job.
We will present information to you in a manner that we hope is neither supercilious nor clinical (is it supercilious to use the word supercilious?). Salamander Candy is not peer-reviewed, not censored, not rated “G” for the kiddies. Nope. This is a weblog written by and for people who have a deep interest in the natural world and who are not afraid to discuss the sometimes gritty or obscene reality of that world. We are all adults here, right?
We welcome your comments. Any suggestions as to how we might improve this site will be regarded very seriously and then seriously disregarded.