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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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

CFZ PEOPLE: Marjorie Braund

Marjorie Braund, the lady who since 1971 (38 years, for goodness sakes) has been like a second mother to me, and who is grandmother to my three nephews David, Ross and Greg Braund-Phillips, is gravely ill in the North Devon hospice.

I have visited her each evening since the Weird Weekend, and yesterday I took her some holy water from Lourdes, which Lizzy brought down.

There are very few people in the world that I love as much as I love Marjorie Braund, and I ask you all to remember her in your prayers and supplications to whatever deity you believe in.

We have, by the way, on a slightly different tack, but one that is still on-topic, offered to install and maintain a fishtank at the hospice in perpetuity as part of our outreach project....

1 comment:

Tabitca said...

*hug* words are really no use at this time so a virtual hug is the best I can do. Thinking about you all xx