I am writing this blog out of purely selfish reasons:
- I have too much going on in my head, and it makes me feel a little better about writing things out if I think it might have a purpose, or somebody might be listening to me.
- I need a project. Right now, all of the driving forces in my life are because I need to do it for basic keep-things-going reasons, or because I want to make everyone in my life happy with me. I need a project where the only purpose is to keep myself happy.
- I like writing. I used to write a lot before I got to college and lost the drive and time.
Despite these completely selfish reasons, I am hoping to provide some thought provoking content and entertainment. Some of my best beauty tips, recipes, favorite pictures and random trivia came from reading blogs. I’ve learned a lot about self-image, personal insight and life habits from reading blogs. It really isn’t surprising that some of my best ideas lately are inspired by my daily internet reading. Get a large group of eclectic individuals, and really interesting things happen.
So, what can you expect to see here?
Random bits. I don’t know how else to explain- I am writing this for fun, so I don’t feel like I have a message or theme I have to stick to, and I get some really great flashes of ideas that might be worth a little fleshing out. (Mostly from NPR. I heart you, NPR.) Also, pretty pictures, random life tips, and internet favorite things.
Deep Thoughts. I find pretty much anything about the human brain and psychology fascinating, mostly because I feel at odds with my own brain/subconscious much of the time. I also have opinions on all sorts of topics I'm not qualified to expound on.
Science. I am a microbiologist, and I absolutely love everything about microbiology and molecular biology. The first topics I want to write some
manifestoes essays about are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and HIV/AIDS and why there isn’t a vaccine yet.
Literature. I have a project that I would like to write about as I do it. I’m trying to read The Western Canon as it is defined by Harold Bloom . If you stop by that list, you will see that there are about 1,500 works listed. Look at that list! So cool! I have always read a lot, but I’m really short on things that are considered classics, and I’m wondering what I am missing.