I love nail polish. I hoard nail polish. On bad days, just gazing at my nails fills me with a sense of happiness and calm. As a scientist who experiences a lot of failure, discombobulation, and flailing, I NEED THAT CALM.
When people ask me what I do, I tell them that I’m a graduate student in a molecular biology field finishing up my PhD. This immediately earns a blank stare or the response, “You must be smart.”
Two months ago, when WikiLeaks’ latest document dump was just a speck in Julian Assange’s nefarious eye, I watched the documentary The Most Dangerous Man in the World ““ Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. As an aspiring journalist, I find it fascinating how, despite the lengths to which government officials routinely go to protect […]