For the typewriter fans out there… this one is being used as decoration in the hallway of the hotel where I’m staying.

Years of editing both source code and prose have made my eyes exquisitely sensitive to mistakes in syntax and grammar. Reading this NIH FOA feels like an assault on my eyes.

Digging Deep

Yesterday I dug through the soil of my back yard, tracing the tendrils of poison ivy roots to turn back that pesky plant’s intrusion on our sandbox play area.

Today, I turned back time in my head, distilling my entire career into an NIH biographical sketch.

I am unsure which effort has left me more exhausted.