Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Interview posted

Wow, you guys, there is an interview with me posted on Seed Magazine‘s main blog that you have to check out! Additionally, there is a surprise with that interview — something that nearly none of you readers are aware of.


  1. #1 Elf Eye
    November 27, 2006

    Has anyone ever told you that you look like J.K. Rowling?

  2. #2 GrrlScientist
    November 27, 2006

    i take that as a compliment, but i sure wish my bank account looked like JK Rowling’s!

  3. #3 Elf Eye
    November 27, 2006

    Yeah, it’s a compliment. My daughter and I went to her reading in NYC this past August, and from all the screaming kids, you would have thought Rowling was a rock star! My daughter burst into tears when she came on stage, and after the reading she insisted on waiting outside in the crush of people angling (unsuccessfully) for an autograph. (For me, the thrill of the night occurred when Salman Rushdie put in a surprise appearance.)

  4. #4 llewelly
    November 27, 2006

    … there is a surprise with that interview …

    yeah! I never would have guessed you were a sailor! cool.

  5. #5 David Harmon
    November 27, 2006

    Yowza! Looks like you’ve had a busy life….

    Did they do the interview before your current difficulties, or did you just decide to keep those off the table? (Can’t much blame you, if the latter!) In any case, it’s a significant bit of blogger-exposure, and yet more ammo for your next court appearance! (Keep us posted!)

    My Dad did a lot of sailing; somewhat ironically, it was a sailing accident that led to early diagnosis of his lung cancer. (The boom cracked a couple of ribs, which got him a chest X-ray. He eventually did die of complications, but not for want of effort….)

  6. #6 bev
    November 27, 2006

    Excellent interview. I agree with David – you’ve had a busy life — and that a print-out of the interview seems like it would provide good ammo for your next court appearance.

  7. #7 Jeff Knapp
    November 27, 2006

    It’s nice to put a face to the blog. Good interview too. Seems to me, the perfect field of research for you would be studying the avian bird flu viruses – crosses both of your key areas of interest.

    Get yourself out of that hospital soon and put that able mind of yours back to work, will ya? Obviously, you are not nuts and that interview just ads more evidence towards that fact.

  8. #8 travelgirl
    November 28, 2006

    echoing master knapp — come on back to seattle and let’s get you some work at the hutch (or with the gates’ foundation)…

  9. #9 Tabor
    November 28, 2006

    Wow. You are now naked before us all and I truly admire your courage AND your intelligence. You are exactly the kind of scientist us stupid laymen need to help keep this world together. Sailing, huh?

  10. #10 Diane in Ohio
    November 28, 2006

    And theres’ SOOOOO much more!! I wish everyone could know how you helped get me “informed” as to the hows and whys of raising well mannered and healthy Lories on your wonderful lory email list.(As well as the rest of the saged breeder members involved from around the world)Check it out at: After finding out that little information is available on lories and learning the islands where my sweet Blue Streak lory species originated from – my idea “of a perfect day” is the same! I even charted a course to get to Tanimbar/Timor and after her demise – her memory lives…if only in my dream days. “Thank-You”,Hedwig – for opening my eyes to so many facets of science!

  11. #11 Bob O'H
    November 29, 2006

    I’m afraid all I thought was “Be vewy, vewy quiet, I’m hunting viwus.”



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