by Elio & Merry
Two years ago, Elio began this blog. It was a couple of months before Merry realized what Elio was up to and jumped on board. The first article was on the circadian rhythm of cyanobacteria: It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, a topic we’ll revisit soon.
These two years, it’s fair to say, have provided proof positive of the tenacious excitement of the microbial world. More than 230 posts later, we still feel that excitement, still strive to share it. In one sense at least, this has been easy. Day after day, new tales show up that occasion our appreciation and delight. Short of stories to share with you? No way!
New dimensions have been added. We are happy and proud to include writings from eminent microbiologists and students on the road to eminence. We hope that such contributions will continue to come our way, making of this blog a forum for sharing personal perspectives, new-fangled theories, cherished convictions, and profound insights. Also, we recently opened the Teachers’ Corner, a venue that provides ready access to selected past posts organized with teachers and students in mind. Our fond hope is that both the stories and their excitement will find their way into many classrooms.
Lastly, the usual pleas. We are told that our blog is “not too shabby.” But such encomia come to us sporadically, often only in passing. We turn to sensing our quorum for guidance. Be nice to us and tell us what you think about it, especially how to make it better. Send us articles, comment on what you find here, relate any experiences you have using its content in teaching. It will be greatly appreciated. And most of all, continue to celebrate with us the diversity and ingenuity of The Small Things.
Two, by two,
Elio & Merry