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So, Why is This Lab Personnel Blogging?

Written By:  Preston A. Thompson

Like every good movie series that has a prequel, this blog has an origin story that goes a little something like this:

               Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Preston Thompson.  I was born and raised in a small, country town in South Carolina that you probably never heard of.  Johnston, it is above Aiken, SC in the Augusta, GA area, the Central Savannah River Area, the CSRA?  Still don’t know?  It’s ok.

               I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in Fall 2009 from the University of South Carolina-Columbia (Go Gamecocks!)  After surviving the Recession of 2007 my full-time career has been working as a Lab Personnel (Lab Technician, Quality Control, now Quality Assurance), just a fancy name for scientist.  I have seen ups and downs on the job, but I enjoy what I do for a living.

               So, why am I blogging now?  My best answer is, I want to see how far I can go with it.  Throughout the years I had plenty of conversations with family, friends, colleagues, etc. about life.  These conversations had me analyzing and thinking from different perspectives to piece together the world we live in.  I have always been a writer for personal leisure, so maybe I should give blogging a try.  Putting my prefrontal cortex to work to give my critical thinking skills a test on life’s subjects and trends.

               Here’s my blog, The Book of Think Pieces, in accordance with personal opinions.  My think pieces are thought-provoking and based off opinion and analysis.  I mean, analysis is what I do all day in the science world, so why not give it a shot with blogging?  Its pep talks through a blog.  My analysis.  My personal opinions.  My thoughts.  My think pieces.