The title is a drastic understatement, but I dislike overly dramatic blog post titles. The new year got off to a craptastic start in Research Country, due to some truly horrible events. Like really horrible, senselessly violent, depressing-about-the-state-of-humanity. You've probably read about it, for that matter. It's a bad fucking scene, and a lot of my friends here in Research City are, for very good reason, freaked out.
I'm trying to stay chipper and focused on my research, but it's a little tough when so many of my colleagues and friends are walking around with hang-dog faces, speaking in unusually quiet voices, and are obviously grieving and angry. I want to give them all a hug and tell them it will be all right, but they wouldn't believe me anyway.
1 year ago