Growing up, I read science fiction voraciously. To me, the interesting thing about sci-fi wasn’t the cool technology, the bizarre alien life-forms, or the advances in genetic engineering. What I found fascinating was how people reacted and adapted to those things, and others. Science fiction is like a laboratory of human nature. “What happens if you take a normal person and stick them in this totally bizarre situation?”
The 21st century is like a science fiction novel. Science and technology are changing rapidly and society is struggling to keep up. Watching the ways in which people attempt to reconcile these changes is fascinating to me.
I have a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on science writing. I have spent nearly 20 years as a science writer covering topics ranging from health care to the environment to engineering to astronomy. Through it all, however, I never lost my interest in how human beings react, interact, and adapt.
In my personal life, I have experienced a variety of relationship and family structures. This blog is the culmination of both my personal and professional interests, an exploration of the topics that fascinate, and, at times, confound me most.