To Brief

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!”——–Henry D. Thoreau

A weekend stay outside of town does not spare me the boredom of facing the referee reports I must reply to as soon as possible. 

I have understood more about what a scientific research output should look like, or say, feel like. It is not only the words, sentences and paragraphs that matter, but also the logical sequence and structure representing a researcher’s claims in a decent and convincing cadence. Moreover, brevity is a by-product of vigor. To make papers crackle with wit, write briefly; otherwise you end up becoming a cocooned cat going bananas in a messy wool ball—exactly what I am experiencing at this hectic period. Mew!

February 2015, Washington D.C..


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