In the Adirondacks, east of Schroon Lake, sits Spectacle Pond

[Three by Five].13 | Unedited. Spectacle Pond

[Found these observations on two 3x5s in Let My People Go Surfing. Probably wrote those early Fall 2016.] The morning had started off lazy and cold. The cloud cover blanket kept Kristen, Alejandro, Felix in bed sound asleep until almost ten. Tomás and I rose around 7. Anya the cat had woken me, asking for … Continue reading [Three by Five].13 | Unedited. Spectacle Pond

[Three by Five] 10. Pilot Iroshizuku Chikurin Bamboo Forest Ink

What $100 purchase in the past 6 months has positively impacted your life?* A bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin Bamboo Forest green ink. I've used green ink in my Lamy 2000 on-off over the years but I'd never tried one of Pilot's. Over the years I've used inks from Lamy, Mount Blanc, Parker, Pelikan, and Waterman. … Continue reading [Three by Five] 10. Pilot Iroshizuku Chikurin Bamboo Forest Ink

2017: A Year Wraps and Good Riddance

Good Riddance 2017 It was a good year, but not without its challenges. The TL;DR is: mL grew more than 10 percent but is still down from its 2015 high. I co-authored and published What's Your Bio Strategy? I moderated a panel at SynBioBeta SF17 and keynoted at Biofabricate 4 and enjoyed it. I now … Continue reading 2017: A Year Wraps and Good Riddance

Career Advice to a Molecular Biologist Starting to Write

Write and write some more. Read the science media. Fill your head with the best writing you can find. Read The New Yorker. Read annual anthologies of the best writing -- not just science writing either. Here's The Best American Essays of 2016. Practice generating ideas on what to write every day. Especially after you read … Continue reading Career Advice to a Molecular Biologist Starting to Write

A Brief, Personal Reading List – Fiction September 2016

I recently shared this reading list with thesalesblog author and sales guru Anthony Iannarino. Anthony's extremely well read but admitted he didn't read much fiction. Here's what I wrote him: I grew up on science fiction and have read a lot of it and admit it's inspired my career. But I've also read a lot … Continue reading A Brief, Personal Reading List – Fiction September 2016

Nag Nag Nag: Cabaret Voltaire vs Akufen’s (karaoke slam mix)

It's been a while, a long while, since I've posted anything music related, so I offer up a contrast of sorts. Here's Cabaret Volataire's brilliant Nag Nag Nag from their 1980 Live at the YMCA album. Simple distorted guitars, bristling synthesizer electronics, this was early – but still danceable – industrial music no doubt inspired by the Cold War … Continue reading Nag Nag Nag: Cabaret Voltaire vs Akufen’s (karaoke slam mix)