Month: December 2008

Christmas in Cozumel, part 2

I mentioned previously that my friend Chris and I planned to spend our Christmas holiday in Cozumel. I’ve known her for almost 20 years but it was the first time we’ve traveled together for fun. It was great to spend

Merry Christmas

I’m one of those people who sends an annual Christmas letter to family. This is a slightly edited version of the one I sent this year. December 2008 Dear Friends & Family, 2008 has been an eventful year both personally &

Tales of Internet Dating

Soon after I filed for divorce, I created on-line dating profiles at two free websites: Date Hookup and Plenty of Fish. Both profiles are currently hidden else I’d link to them for amusement. I have friends that met (and married)

Leaving Research

Sometimes people ask me how it is that I could walk away from a career of 20+ years as a scientist, most of them spent investigating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig’s disease). Sometimes I give a trite answer about changing