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By the most appropriate count, this is my third blog – though I’ve maintained a larger number in practice, many of them not publicly accessible. Before moving to WordPress, a sibilant intake of breath was managed using Blogger. Before that, I ran an OpenDiary. Though no longer updated, the Blogger version is still available.

If you’re looking for Night’s Sindark Nave: the blog I maintained from June 5th 2003 until August 25th 2005, it can no longer be publicly accessed.

Climate change posts


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The title a sibilant intake of breath is borrowed from Vladimir Nabokov’s superb 1955 novel Lolita. The breath in question belongs to Annabel Leigh: the childhood sweetheart of the narrator who dies of typhus, and who is clearly an allusion to Annabel Lee, the subject of the last poem written by Edgar Allen Poe. Those who have not been exposed to this magnificently crafted, emotive, and powerful book should almost certainly visit a nearby library and pick up a copy.

The title a sibilant intake of breath should be italicized, with no capital letters used.

Night’s Sindark Nave, the previous title for my main blog, is taken from the James Joyce poem Nightpiece. Despite several concerted efforts, my appreciation of Joyce has yet to extend beyond his poetry.

Privacy policy

Like virtually all websites, tracks visitors in a number of ways. Some statistics are collected through sitemeter. Others are collected through Google Analytics. Server logs are also retained. None of this information is sold or distributed beyond the site.

People leaving comments are required to provide an email address. This is used as a tool to fight spam. These email addresses are never made publicly available or sold, though I might use it to contact you for a personal follow-up to your comment.


a sibilant intake of breath has been created and maintained in Mac OS X and Mozilla Firefox. It is hosted using Redhat Linux and Apache server. Content management is done with WordPress and the Thesis theme. My profound appreciation for open source software should be expressed, in respect for how useful it has been. All FTP management is done with a free student version of Fetch and all HTML and CSS editing is done in TextMate.

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Last updated: 24 January 2011

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Milan January 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

a sibilant intake of breath has been mentioned a couple of times in the media:

I was interviewed by Ren Tomovcik for Ottawa Focus, in September 2009.

I was also quoted in a Globe and Mail article on climate change in December 2009.

. May 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

JOYCE Giacomo Joyce (1968) 10 She stands beside me, pale and chill, clothed with the shadows of the sindark nave.

Milan January 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I added a ‘Privacy policy’ section, above.

Milan October 8, 2012 at 1:43 am
Maybelline Mendoza July 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Hi Milan,

I’d like to share news of climate adaptation contest that is currently accepting entries and nominations. It’s hosted by Rare in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and there are $20K grant prizes for winners. I have additional details, including pictures to provide. Can you please advise on how I can follow up to submit to your blog?



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