With a Dutch degree in Life Sciences, I had springboarded off’ Amsterdam’s Radionuclide Center to Harvard’s Cancer Research Center, Dana-Farber, then to Fred Hutchinson’s micro-chimerism and auto-immune research labs. Nucleic Acid Research published my work on Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres,
Scientific discovery can be a noble pursuit…
but it’s incredibly tedious and unrewarding as an actual minute-by-minute process.
Sure, lives are saved and improved through chemistry every day, but personally?
I’m glad I escaped the lab.
The way I engage with fellow technologists, researchers, and scientists nowadays gives scientific relevance to the lay term “inter-personal chemistry.”
Somatic thought experiments can produce consistent results.
Without feeling like mere protocol.
And if you are, like me, uncomfortable without protocol, I’d be happy to reference my humanistic, scientific, peer-reviewed methodologies, so you can tell exactly what I’m doing, and the decades of solid science it’s based in.
What it comes down to: I’ve done my own work, so I can be unhurried in witnessing yours.
Aack!?! Cancel Culture!
What if you were able to handle ANY social setting well, because you truly knew what it means to “be yourself” moment-to-moment…
Even after a misstep?
Where you’ve been alone, may you have warmth.
Where you have had pain, may you have companionship.
Where you have rejected yourself, may you have someone who lovingly understands, yet does not claim to know you better than you know yourself.
Let me crawl in the hole with you.
Try something new.