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).

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pistons even series with 76ers

Nothing chemistry related today. I took my daughter to see the Pistons demolish the 76ers tonight and we got back late. She managed to eat a cherry sno-cone, a bucket of popcorn, and a bag of cotton candy during the first 3 quarters. She crashed midway through the fourth quarter. I had her take a children's Tums before she went to bed. God knows what sort of "chemistry" is occurring in her stomach right now. I'll be happy if she stays in her bed all night.

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