On this day 2013 I began this blog.
When I was a pre-teen I wanted to be a scientist. I had a book called Boy’s Book of HEROES and several scientists made the grade. I liked collecting things and doing experiments and reading about science and natural history. I had a microscope someone gave me.
Suddenly last September I had a stroke and immediately felt like that youthful would-be-scientist again. I was filled with curiosity and determined to put myself under the microscope and pin down what I saw. A blog was the obvious way to take notes.
I recruited my daughter (who blogs here) as a helper. I was shaky after the stroke, and my vision problems were quite bad at that time, so I relied on her to help set the blog up (me being very inexperienced in any case).
I needed lots of help: assistive software to dictate the posts and my daughter to edit them a bit, but together we managed to get this partialinsight blog up, and make the first post, just four days post-stroke. I’m proud of what we achieved.
They say curiosity killed the cat. It helped me survive.