The Experiment Begins
“You look at science (or at least talk of it) as some sort of demoralizing invention of man, something apart from real life, and which must be cautiously guarded and kept separate from everyday existence. But science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.” -Rosalind Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958)
This is where it begins. This is where I will share my life with you. My discoveries, my failures, my adventures. I hope you’ll join me and share too. What will we learn? Well, that’s a mystery waiting to be discovered. Our lives are one experiment after another. Some succeed brilliantly, some fail miserably but they are all pieces of a puzzle. Our puzzle. Our sloppy, messy, beautiful puzzle.
Who am I? That’s a good question. I’m still trying to figure that out. I am the wife of a dreamer and mother of three beautiful crazy tiny humans. We live in a small town in Southwestern Ontario, along the shores of the beautiful Great Lakes. If we met in person, I might mumble something under my breath about being a “stay at home mom”. Not that I’m embarrassed exactly, it’s a unique privilege to take care of my family full time, but because I’d be afraid you would find me boring. Then I would rush into a few details of my former life. The life where I was a budding biochemist at the dawn of a promising and exciting career. Funny how life takes you places you’d never expect.
What does science have to do with my life? What does it not have to do with my life? I see it every day when I work in my garden, when I bake my bread with my children or when I update our family budget to make it balance. It’s all science. And I love it. Most of the time. So let’s get to know each other over a cup of coffee. I’ll share my puzzle pieces and I hope you’ll share yours. We’ll journey together, one experiment at a time.