I can never remember which side of the brain is analytical and which side is creative, but after close to 15 years using just one side as a biotechnology chemist (we are not all as dull as Hollywood might lead you to believe), I have finally decided it was time to clean the cobwebs out from the other half before it undergoes complete atrophy. I was inspired by my dearest friend to take this creative plunge. He passed away far too early in life at just 35 years of age, but left me with wonderful memories that I will never forget. He made a courageous life change after 15 hard years in sales (everything from copiers to cleaning supplies) and quit his job cold in order to go back to school to get a degree in education. I am certain he would have made a great teacher. Writing has always been a true passion of mind since I was old enough to read, but somehow, I ended up becoming a scientist (maybe because I was too short to play in the NBA). Once you pass 40, though, time seems to accelerate (I guess Einstein was right about that one) and you realize that if you don't pursue your dreams soon, life will pass you by before you know it. Anyway, I am pursuing my dreams now (but not quitting my day job, just in case), and regardless of how things turn out in the end with this new endeavor, I can at least reflect upon this decision when I am old and decrepit, and say, I gave it a shot, and had fun in the process. I look forward to releasing some of my written work into the ethereal realm of cyberspace, and perhaps create something others might enjoy as well, even if it is just a few anonymous souls. And if not, well, the test tubes will always be waiting for my glorious return. Regards.