Even with undergraduate minors in chemistry, math, and physics, my life has been more as a science voyeur than a practicing scientist.
Photography and astronomy titillated me for years, but late nights alone in the cold dampened my passion for astrophotography and my 8" Cassegrain spent many lonely nights in the garage.
Nevertheless, seeing things in new ways, metaphorically and literally, still turns me on, so the siren's call of microscopy lured me to endless hours on the web searching for fulfillment. Fortunately, my wife not only tolerates but encourages my vices, understanding that there are far more expensive interests--such as flying and sailing--that I could pursue.
So here I am, excited as a bridegroom, hoping a soon-to-arrive used Krüss trinocular will help consummate my desire for new learning and bring me new pleasures.