I am mind over matter, tongue-in-cheek, and on the other hand.
I may be quite the philosophical fellow at times, but I tend to ask open-ended questions in hopes of eliciting nothing more than good dialogue. I possess a streak of fantasy and idealism that I can't kick no matter how many scientific diagrams lodge themselves into my head. Not that I would have it any other way. That being said, I am also quite pragmatic. You could say that I use my analytical powers for the practical or for the whimsical, as the situation requires.
As you might eventually discover, I am also an informal apprentice of absurd and sappy statements. I enjoy stretching metaphors and concepts beyond their reasonable extension, beyond the elastic condition from which they might still rebound back to the proper context.
My path so far has furnished me with a background in biomedical engineering, with which I currently attempt to learn about and improve upon diagnostic technologies, especially the microfluidic variety. Oh, yes. . . this is a good opportunity to warn you about a condition that I have. You see, I tend to develop some weakness in the knees whenever I witness a case of good design and innovation. This affliction also applies to other captivating displays of intellect/creativity . I should probably limit sharing too many specifics from the get-go, but you will now be perfectly prepared if I suddenly swoon in front of you (for one reason or another).
Other past and recent endeavors: losing sleep as an EMT (and gaining more in the process), making folks sweat as I teach them CPR, catering to my single-celled masters with synthetic biology research, running my legs into the ground in feats of long distance foolishness, exploring the higher altitudes of New England.
I also enjoy: music (many, many, different forms, especially hybrid genres), dancing, spoken word, activism, martial arts, parentheses (yay, parentheses!), unsolved mysteries, all flavors of either nonsensical or constructive chaos.
More seriously, I can't say for sure where the powers that be will take me in life, but will say quite simply that I care about people, that I believe in them, and that I strive to spread goodness when I can. I continue to scope out pockets of activity that merge global health/appropriate technology/biomedica l science, and have some ambitions with regard to what I wish to accomplish in their convergence.