Keeping Track of Leukemia Specimens

Over seven years ago, I was asked to create a system to help scientists keep track of specimens at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where I work. The system I created, the AML Specimen Bank, is still used today by researchers studying an often fatal type of leukemia in children called acute myeloid leukemia orContinue reading “Keeping Track of Leukemia Specimens”

My Dinner with Mike

A couple of weeks ago we were supposed to meet out contractor, Mike the Plumber, as he likes to call himself, at a restaurant and pub for a drink to discuss the finishing our basement. At one point, the conversation shifted to cyclists and Mike became quite adamant about how cyclists were unsafe and didn’tContinue reading “My Dinner with Mike”

Double Dipping

So the reality of my late summer athletic commitments has finally settled in. I’m training for both a September marathon (the tiny Tunnel Lite marathon) and the August 50-mile cancer fund-raising bike ride (Obliteride). What this means… I need to run five days a week including one long run on Saturday and one hill orContinue reading “Double Dipping”

Fred and William Hutchinson

As you may have read, I am riding in a cycling event, Obliteride, that is a fund-raised for the cancer institute where I also work and have worked for the past 9+ years, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. What, you ask? Why is the place you work named Fred Hutchinson and what does that haveContinue reading “Fred and William Hutchinson”

Why Obliteride and Fred Hutch?

It’s been over nine years since I started working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, or as we like to call it “Fred Hutch” or just “The Hutch”. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was established in 1975 by Dr. William Hutchinson in honor of his brother, Fred, who died of lung cancer inContinue reading “Why Obliteride and Fred Hutch?”

Ending My Sounds of Silence

Like many bloggers out there, I started with a bunch of ideas that I wanted to get out into the blogspace last year, and then got distracted and this blog has suffered. Let’s see if I can restart this thing and put out something that others may be able to benefit from. Catching Up SinceContinue reading “Ending My Sounds of Silence”

Electronic Lives That Live On

Many years ago during the 90’s I knew a very nice guy, a professional acquaintance named Michael Groh. He was the editor of an Microsoft Access magazine that competed with a Microsoft Access journal I edited but we got along just fine even if our publishers didn’t at the time. We both moved on fromContinue reading “Electronic Lives That Live On”

2013 is Coming into Focus

Boy, I haven’t posted in a while. Sorry about that. Bet you’ve heard that one before. It’s funny how you can be so gung ho for a time period, posting like mad. Sometimes, even having to wait to space out your blog posts. While other times, you just get busy—like me for the past monthContinue reading “2013 is Coming into Focus”