I'm a retired bio-medical scientist, reinventing myself as a writer. I originally began writing fiction with the pen name V. Pascoe (Pascoe was my mother's maiden name). I'm now writing mostly non-fiction with my "own" name (an ex-married name). I've also written some poetry.
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So sorry it took so long to respond. I haven't been on She Writes for a bit. Welcome to She Writes. It sounds like you have a lot to offer the world via your writing. Science, thoughts on a deity and then Korea. I'm so glad you're out there with this special perspective.
Jo Anne, I understand! Yes, a scientist, selecting chemistry over American Literature, so I could qualify for scholarships, I was unhappy in the dark halls of Sterling Lab at Yale, unhappier still in rich kids' schools in Massachusetts. And since I already had decided to e a writer (before age of 10), I spent so much energy and frustration trying to make a living and enjoy life.
Names... Me Too! Had to write secretly or nasty hubby would get violent, another reason to change names...
I cannot understand people who say "Pooh Pooh" to science as subject of reflection and writing.... do they get up early enough to watch the sunrise? Did they ever give birth or help a sister give birth? Have they said farewell to a dear aunt? It all works together ... I say God created everything, so there cannot be a real contradiction between science and thought. Birth control was just that ... another way to CONTROL women, but in their very core ... in the womb.
Have you read Elga Wasserman's The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science about decision to become a Mom or not? Fantastic!
Let's keep in touch. Mary Ellen Latela firstname.lastname@example.org
That's a great subject for a book, Jo Anne. Just about everyone I know has stories (positive or negative) about communicating with healthcare professionals.
Yes, I'm a Michigander -- now at least. I grew up mostly in Oklahoma and lived a few other places before coming to Michigan to work at the Detroit Free Press in the early '80s. Now I live in West Michigan and never want to leave!
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