Hello, all, and welcome to my first public blog! Thanks for checking it out and reading whatever ramblings I have decided to put on display. I decided to initiate this site as a sort of personal outlet for me and others to talk about and discuss things that are important that we see in the world today regarding public health, immunity, inflammatory bowel disease, and any other nonsense that has been rattling back and forth in my mind. This is new territory for me, so I hope I can create some content that might provide some enjoyment or inspiration to people. If only a single person other than myself gets something positive out of it, I believe I would feel pretty good about that. And if I end up just sitting here every day typing to myself, that’s probably fine too. Writing can be nourishing for the mind and soul and I haven’t done too much of it (outside of a scientific research setting…) in the past years.
Generally, I will be trying to post significantly about topics related to public health and science associated with autoimmune diseases and the need for initiatives that will help prevent the massive threat they quietly pose to society. As a person with Crohn’s Disease, this is something I am very passionate about and will talk about often. I am attempting to delve in to higher graduate studies and research in the fields of epidemiology and pubic health so an audience to read and give feedback on my posts and articles would be amazingly helpful! Constructive criticism, well wishes, and even saying you find something posted interesting or informative could provide invaluable insight on perfecting my craft and how I could make it better, or even gain new knowledge and perspectives myself! I think the best case scenario is that I could facilitate a realm of constructive discussion and information sharing through this site and I think it would be just delightful if that came to fruition.
Other than the serious stuff, I am a classical nerd and science fiction junkie, a hopelessly cursed DC sports fan, and a bit of a sucker for a little pop culture trivia and history lessons. So occasionally I will probably rant about those types of things (My secret side ambition/dream is to be a science fiction writer…maybe getting into a little writing here on this blog will spark an inspired idea for this. Who knows? )
So, once again welcome to my blog and thanks for checking in! I’ll try my best to create content and not be too much of a insufferable dork.
All the best to you and yours,