A few weeks later….

OK, so I’ve neglected my blog…cardinal rule 1 of blogging I hear is to keep posting consistently/changing content/keeping it interesting..let’s see if I can make a habit of that. 
My last post was how I’m feeling about science as an industry in 2010 and the thoughts about it still cause me a great deal of stress. I have made some slow progress in my actual research after dealing with a setback of an insect infestation where we as a department had to throw out a lot of plants….but some progress, some good experiments designed at least, hopefully I can carry them out soon. So I guess I’m forging ahead despite the seemingly grim realities. I know a few experiments that are to come, but still have no idea about my longer future. 
Here’s a short “This I believe” essay by Anthony Fauci (it has a lot of the reasons I like science in it), one of those “rock star” scientists- I find what he wrote interesting..especially that part about striving for excellence and having constant low grade anxiety (to be sure, mine seems ratcheted up more than his):

OK, signing off from postdoc street. Til next time.
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Author: Ian Street

Ian is a plant scientist and science writer relating stories of plant science and scientists on his blog, The Quiet Branches as well as other outlets. You can find him on Twitter @IHStreet.

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