My grandmother died last night from natural causes. She lasted as long as she did thanks to modern medical science. I would definitely place her as one of the early influences that led me to becoming the scientifically minded blogger I am today. She studied botany and biology in college during days when fewer people took women seriously in science.
So, I leave you with some of her words that express an attitude of mine so eloquently:
I know a man who won't look up at the sky at night because "they're trying to trick us." I can't imagine going through life like that.