Just to prove I have not dropped off of the face of the earth, here is a little post. During the weekend I destroyed a significant number of increasingly valuable hydrocarbons while I drove the family to the southern-most Dakota. I've been a bit detained by that incident.
Ψ*Ψ at CBC recently posted about poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG). This reminded me of the many ways I have use PEG in my life. From my Ph.D. research to eye-drops to laxatives and more. My next post will detail all of the wonderful things PEG has done for me.
Until then, enjoy this:
 That's Carbon-Based Curiosities for those of you just crawling out from under a rock
 OK, 'recently' is relative. It's been a while, but I've been busy.