Edinburgh still felt so familiar, like I had never left. I was happy to hear English all around me but have to admit I missed the German too. Edinburgh is such a great city with so many people from so many places, beautiful old buildings, not half as modern as my area in Oldenburg. Old in a cosy way. Catching sight of Arthur’s Seat and walking around campus and familiar areas, I felt reassured. Pleasant nostalgia.
I couldn´t help feeling a little disillusioned about getting ahead in science. It seems that networking, having the right friends, is important wherever you go, in any field. And it sometimes results in being the final factor beyond qualification and ability. Professors get authorship in more publications just because they form a collaboration with some people even though they actually haven´t done any of the work for that study. The scientific community isn´t deviod of human nature. I don´t know what made me expect it to be. It will be a challenge to be in it without falling in line with these kinds of shortcuts. Let´s see what the following years throw my way.
As I listened to the experiences of those who took DMT, I heard echoes of this mythological state. It isn’t a creative story. It is the truth of a different world which we know so little about.
Because the design we planned was complex and my exposure to this software was minimal and only basic in my MSc, I am trying not to attempt flying through it… I am slowly reading the tutorials to understand it. This means though that things will be slow for a while to come.
05/04/2010 Hello everyone, We passed the Equinox on the 21st of March. We celebrated and welcomed spring in full swing. Daffodils now grow where the White and purple flowers did. The Meadows are bright with them. Children are everywhere! Easter seems like a celebration of spring- with all the bunnies and eggs. Days are getting … [Read more…]