When I was trying to come up with a topic for E, I brainstormed words that start with E and I just kept coming up with eels. Why yes, Brain, eels starts with no one but TWO E's, but that alone doesn't make eels a great blog post topic.
Today with F I'm stuck on fish. There's a whole under-the-sea theme going on in my subconscious.
But let's move on to F for forensic pathology. As a kid, I was obsessed with forensic pathology. I watched "X-Files" and "Silence of the Lambs" at an embarrassingly tender age. I read forensic science textbooks and pathology case studies.
I planned to become a forensic pathologist right up until I realized it was thirteen years of further education post-high school and that I just could. not. commit. And then I studied history in college, which was every bit of gruesome as forensic pathology, and went off into the Marines and generally forgot about the entire subject. I don't even watch C.S.I.
Recently, though, I started writing mysteries, often mysteries in historic settings, and I remember bits of case studies I read fifteen years ago. I've been surprised to realize that it's true nothing you ever learn is ever really lost (details, yes, general concepts, no), and I'm not sure any interest ever fades away completely.
So now, instead of that weird kid reading true crime, I'm that weird adult reading articles from the International Journal of Forensic Science. Booya.
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