Category Archives: Personal

Currency Exchange….

I was in the UK all last week. I was originally due to be back in California but wasn’t able to travel due to combination of schedule, personal commitments, and a somewhat illogical fear of Pacific Sea Bass. The meeting … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Network Voices…

I have learned the less than startling news that there is significant benefit in networks and thereby in LinkedIn. I’m sure there are other networking sites, but I downloaded the LinkedIn App and it’s a favorite on my home page. … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Chemical History…

I am a scientist. A chemist to be precise. I like data and detail. I like hypotheses and experiments. I like outcomes and analyses. Conclusions and learning. I don’t like hyperbole and exaggeration. I am unimpressed by emotion based arguments … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pacific Parable…

It sounded superb. Seared Pacific Sea Bass with clams…from boat to table. What could be better? Well my seared Pacific sea bass with clams could have been better. Much better. I only managed a few mouthfuls. I knew instinctively it … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silent Failure…

I learned a great deal from my PhD supervisor. I learned most when I was actually doing my PhD (seems like good news), but I have also learned a vast amount in hindsight. Hindsight learning doesn’t sound quite as good … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Deselection Election…

I flew through Chicago O’Hare airport last week. Chicago is an amazing city. People, sites, culture…so much to see, do, experience…so many people to meet. O’Hare itself? O’Hare not so much. In truth O’Hare is a very good, very large … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Plumbing Perseverance…

My home town has grown. An express London rail line two years ago. Everything changed. People commute every day. Some reverse commute and spend weekends here. The town changed. Coffee shops. Furniture shops. Wine bars. Art galleries. Delicatessens. Carpet shops. … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment