25 things I don’t understand about grown-ups.

25 things I don’t understand about grown-ups.

Why do they always sit at the kitchen table when they have friends over for coffee?Why do they feel like wearing a suit and tie makes them more smart?Why do they think using big words makes them sound smarter?  Why do they care so much if someone leaves work early...
For the love of a microscope

For the love of a microscope

I bought a microscope a few weeks ago.  It has changed my world. I’ve been trying to write an article on this topic for a few nights now, but I’m struggling with it.  The truth is, I’m having a hard time describing in words what this experience has been...
Awareness is a bitch

Awareness is a bitch

If you do not set your own priorities in life, other people will set them for you.  That’s probably the biggest life lesson I’ve learned in the past year. Whether those priorities are determined by work, by family, by friends or by social pressure to conform to...
The reality of the working world

The reality of the working world

The reality of the working world is that no one wants to talk about the reality of the working world.  This is my conclusion after twenty or so years in the white collar (and sometimes tshirt and ripped jeans) world of IT work.  It doesn’t matter how hip...
I want to write about science

I want to write about science

My interests have always worked in phases.  Some have lasted longer than others, but on average, I take up one or two new interests per year and they usually last between six months to several years.  I’ve not really been able to sustain one single interest...