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”

Lance: The Time is Now to Be a Real Hero

Certainly, no one–after reading the current articles (like this NY Times piece) where cyclist after cyclist has come out to reveal how Lance (and many others) has been doping for years–can possibly believe that Lance Armstrong is still innocent. Lance Armstrong is certainly an amazing athlete and a great spokesperson for cancer survivors. Furthermore, hisContinue reading “Lance: The Time is Now to Be a Real Hero”