Monthly Archives: October 2012

Taking a hint

Dark circles under the eyes, disheveled hair, wrinkled clothing, dragging feet, quadruple shot ultra venti redeye in hand… The image of the hard-working grad student or postdoc… Or the one about to collapse from exhaustion? We sometimes portray this image … Continue reading

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Dreams of sushi… or science

There’s a legendary phenotype in this business. It’s that person for whom what s/he does is more than a job, more than even a passion. It’s an obsession, a sort of calling almost. Consider this example. At 85 years old, … Continue reading

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Where the road has taken me

You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to. – Bilbo Baggins (The Fellowship of the Ring) When I started blogging over 3 years ago (and tweeting … Continue reading

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