A new beginning on the web

I started a blog a few months before I entered graduate school. Unfortunately, that’s all that I did. I blamed a lot of it on never having any time (which was, and is still, true for the most part).

Somewhere along the line, I realized that extracurricular, productive hobbies are important to entertain every so often. I like movies and games just as much as the next person, but those are not really conducive to retaining productive habits. Projects where one can take a breather from their work, but at the same time do something that can build useful skills are extremely beneficial.

Throughout the course of my posts, there will be a common theme at first. I have recently taken up an interest in collecting and repairing vintage audio electronics. My dad has been rebuilding old cars as a hobby for over 50 years now, so I view this as my way of honoring that… in a cheaper and more apartment-suitable fashion.

I also tend to be at my computer when I’m not at the lab bench. Whether it’s reading or writing papers, sending e-mails, or developing our chemistry outreach page, I’m staring at my Mac’s screen quite a bit. It’s been exciting to develop a workflow that streamlines these processes. I’m only at the beginning stages, but it’s pretty fun so far.

I hope you enjoy what you see on my site and please feel free to contact me and comment away!

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert Heinlein

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