In terms of carreer and training, my most impressive degree is a Ph.D. in the field of Molecular Biophysics. My disertation was "Nonlinear Optical Effects in Multi-Level Systems." It was a mixture of quantum mechanics and blood, sweat, and tears.
My college major reads like a drunken ant walking through the course book. I started as a pre-Med major then switched to geography when I figured out that I didn't have the stomach for surgery. From geography I went into early childhood education then psychology. After I graduated with a Bachelar of Arts degree in Psychology I realized that my degree qualified me to spend my days with crazy people.
If I was going to spend my time with crazy people I figured I might as well continue school and take a degree in biology. But alas, I couldn't handle cutting up dead cats and turtles any better than I could handle cutting up humans. So, I switched my degree to chemistry. What the heck, I could get a degree in psycho-pharmacology. Still no good. Instead of spending my days surrounded by crazy people I would probably end up spending my nights with crazy people.
It was at this point that I recieved two scholorships and had to choose between being lynched in the south or persuing a career in Oregon that I no longer looked forward to.
Happily they didn't lynch the yankee (me) and I took a degree in Molecular Biophysics from Florida State University.
Now that I was prepared for the world with a Ph.D. in a cross discipline study of chemistry, physics and biology, I went on to become a computer programmer, a science fiction writer, a game developer, a printer, a sculptor, a performance artist and all around whacko. I'm not actually certified as a whacko. I have studiously avoided interviews with men in white coats carrying clip boards.
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