This blog is my attempt to reconnect with the world of chemistry. I have a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and make a living doing research for a large company in Michigan. As times have changed, that company has changed its focus and I no longer have as much chance to do the basic, fundamental research which I most enjoy. Through this blog, I am hoping to recapture the magic which I felt during my graduate (and undergraduate) days in college. Expect topics on chemistry and alchemy along with some non-chemistry related items which I think might be interesting.

"The chymists are a strange class of mortals, impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasure among smoke and vapour, soot and flame, poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I would change places with the Persian King."

Johann Joachim Becher (phlogistonist)
Acta Laboratorii Chymica Monacensis, seu Physica Subterranea, (1669).

Monday, May 19, 2008

It's Over!

No, not the blog. But the customer presentation which we've been spending all our time (including weekends) preparing. We gave the presentation today and it went well, including the chemistry part which required us to squeeze all the chemistry onto 5 slides. Needless to say, that was not easy at all. Anyway, I should now have time to start blogging again. I still have much to do in the garden, but until the weather starts warming up a little more, I'm afraid to actually plant anything since a sudden frost can still wipe everything out.

So start expecting this blog to come alive again!

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