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).

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Real Sabbatical

You may have noticed I haven't posted in a while. Basically, I've been busy with a lot of other things, including a recent vacation. My other projects require a fair amount of writing, and I can only do so much writing in a day before I explode. As a result, I have not been as diligent with posting on this blog as I should have been. Since the family and I are leaving tomorrow for the Grand Canyon, I'm pretty sure there will be no more posts next week either. Anyway, thanks for having checked in.

Note: It's apparently much easier to post when the weather is less than ideal.