Useful embarrassment (part 1)


A large cut develops in my hiking pants while I step on that slightly bigger rock in Switzerland.

The whole breadth of my left buttock.

With people walking right behind me.


That’s how I feel about asking people for money: embarrassed. I like to avoid it at all costs, even though I believe in the work that our team is doing.*

Motivated by an arts projects that I’d like us to start, I set up a donation page a few months back. And then did a lousy job of promoting it. That is, I mentioned it once at the bottom of a blogpost (a spontaneously developing ‘bottom’ theme here 😉 ).**

However, despite the embarrassment, at least one good thing came from it. I started a series of micro-podcasts (2 minutes long) about what the Lab and I had been up to. It turns out I enjoy these little “Last week in the Lab” reflections, and I hope they give an insight in our work. I’ve put the list below.

Next time, I’ll write about an entirely different embarrassment story – nothing to do with money nor bottoms. One that is motivating me to change something substantial in the lab.

Last week in the Lab:


* With funding agencies, I don’t seem to have that problem 🙂

** I’ve on purpose not linked to the page here, because doing it would feel like I’m using this post to promote it, which you know now, makes me feel embarrassed…

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