My Big, Fat Why
And a publication milestone
Yesterday, I slogged through a mess of papers to track down nutrient bioavailability info. It was grueling! But, I’m working on a follow-up to that folate post I wrote a while back and have gaps in my knowledge. The first folate post was also heavy lifting for me, research-wise, as is the follow up post I am working on. This research makes me rue the day I let a college advisor talk me out of taking organic chemistry and biochemistry. He said those classes would be probably be too difficult “for someone with my background” and “ruin my good GPA.” Someone like me being, someone he has never met but can see a gap in my otherwise-perfect-A's transcript:
General Ghemistry, second term, B-.
And at what this new advisor of mine considered a “non-competitive” school, to boot!
Never mind what, besides chemistry, might have been going on in my life at the time. Nevermind how hard I could have worked do better this time around. Anyways, he never asked, and at the time, I thought it best to take t…
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