Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Be back home tomorrow

It's strange. I have been away from the office for a week now, and it seems to belong to an entirely different time and space. I have been staying with Corinna and her two daughters in Lincolnshire, and generally enjoying domestic bliss and a level of normalcy that I never usually experience. Apart from going to see Alice Cooper at Wembley on Sunday, and writing about half a chapter of my new magnum opus (it is now 50,000 words and rising), I am happy to report that I have generally done nothing with aplomb and flair...

However, I catch the 7.54 for Brum in the morning and will be back at the CFZ after lunch. After that I have about five days in the office before I fly to Loch Ness on Tuesday,,,,

What a life eh?