远离理想 de Jacques Monod

这两天闲的没事看genentech的startup history, really a fascinating story with so many talented minds around the man who made it a reality – bob swanson. 看的越多,陷进去的越深。

慢慢的去想modern biotechnology的发展,recombinant DNA technology, understandings on mechanisms of gene expression, 越觉得自己选择的路,似乎离science越走越远。

偶然看到Jacques Monod在1966年的一段访谈,his analogy on cell factory and chemical factory, just fascinating.

Always inspired to be a geneticist,却因为做实业的梦,让自己远离自己的orginal inspiration.

只求一直能对science保持一颗好奇的心。

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American the Beautiful

这来美第10个年头了,第一次联想到美国为什么不叫啊美利国,而叫美国。

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness

America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for heroes prov’d
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov’d,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

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Eight Years Ago

八年前,
你们在机场的眼泪,
我还记得么?

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以Charles Ellis自勉

Senior engineer Charles Alton Ellis, collaborating remotely with Moisseiff, was the principal engineer of the project. Moisseiff produced the basic structural design, introducing his “deflection theory” by which a thin, flexible roadway would flex in the wind, greatly reducing stress by transmitting forces via suspension cables to the bridge towers. Although the Golden Gate Bridge design has proved sound, a later Moisseiff design, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, collapsed in a strong windstorm soon after it was completed, because of an unexpected aeroelastic flutter.
Ellis was a Greek scholar and mathematician who at one time was a University of Illinois professor of engineering despite having no engineering degree (he eventually earned a degree in civil engineering from University of Illinois prior to designing the Golden Gate Bridge and spent the last twelve years of his career as a professor at Purdue University). He became an expert in structural design, writing the standard textbook of the time. Ellis did much of the technical and theoretical work that built the bridge, but he received none of the credit in his lifetime. In November 1931, Strauss fired Ellis and replaced him with a former subordinate, Clifford Paine, ostensibly for wasting too much money sending telegrams back and forth to Moisseiff. Ellis, obsessed with the project and unable to find work elsewhere during the Depression, continued working 70 hours per week on an unpaid basis, eventually turning in ten volumes of hand calculations.

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写在你长大之前

2011.3.12

棒棒,

这是爸爸给你写的一首小诗。

你现在正乖乖的睡在爸爸手里,

均匀的呼吸。

我靠着你,

凑在你的脑袋后面,

努力把鼻尖凑到你熟睡的脸边,

去感觉你的呼吸与气味。

你的气味让爸爸非常陶醉,

一点也不像我以前最讨厌的,

小孩的奶臭味。

妈妈每隔3个小时给你喂奶,

一天8次,

即使在凌晨3点,

眼睛闭着也迷糊的让你吃饱。

你快两周大了,

以后的每一天,

你都像飞一样地,

长大。

你会继续哭闹,

开始笑,

开始发出各种各样的声音,

开始叫妈妈,爸爸。

你的小腿和膀子愈加有力,

慢慢地会爬,

站立,走路。

你会继续飞快的长大,

一天一天,

学习中文,英文,

认识事物,虫子,老虎,花,

你开始去学前班,

幼儿园,

与小朋友,老师,

交际,玩闹,成长。

你去小学,

初中,高中,

开始语数外理化,

历史,地理,生物,政治,

你考试也会时好,时差。

你开始骄傲,

学着吹牛,说谎,

也许会和同学打架。

你也开始,

处处觉得爸爸,妈妈,

对你管的太多,

对你爱的不够,

不能给你你想要的一切。

所以,爸爸要现在

写给你,

这首小诗,

提醒一下

在你还没两周大的时候,

眼睛,耳朵刚刚开始

感觉到这个世界的时候,

大脑飞速发育成熟,

然而,

却没有一点点的记忆能力

的时候,

告诉你,

我们是怎样地爱你!

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幸福

“幸福”

-林语堂

一是睡在自家的床上,

二是吃母亲做的饭菜,

三是听爱人说情话,

四是跟孩子做游戏。

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纯爱的定义

“后来碰到这个人之后呢,就是让我有一种这样刻骨铭心的感觉。你会全身心的关注她,会去看她,盯着她。你会为她睡不着觉,你会因为每一次的吵架,或者每一句的争吵,然后在夜里失眠,然后夜里还会惊醒。你跟她分手,当时感觉就是天崩地裂。。。”

这是今天看最近一期非诚勿扰,著名的封峰老师又重新登场了。当然,最后还是24盏灯都灭了。但他走之前说的一段话,关于这个32岁男人第一次短暂恋爱失败之后的感悟,我觉得很值得回味。

基本上,如果你还有这些感觉,说明你还有纯爱的能力。

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