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"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
-Charles Kingsley

In March 2010 I quit my job in the DC suburbs and moved to San Francisco. When I am not job hunting I enjoy discovering good biology, reading trashy genre fiction, and feeding cookies to my long-suffering roommates.
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