Reflections on a Year Gone by

The Ugly — Academics get rejected too often.

Rejection hurts and is immensely frustrating.

The Bad — Academia does not get easier.

The eclectic range of academic activities grows, and each day brings new challenges.

The Good — Academia can be rewarding (and most often it’s not about the science).

Vivian in mild shock — I’d like to think that this was principally due to the fact that I had made her hexagonal #ScienceCake, rather than the post PhD viva come down.
Research is about people first; the science is the fun that draws us together.

Looking to the future

I am to keep the show on the road and take good turns when they come.

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