What started out as just a place for my ramblings about the future has grown into a site that now reaches leading scientists, physicians, patient advocates and organizers all over the world. It has helped me get my foot in the door into places I probably shouldn’t have been and connected me to people all over the world building tomorrow.
But, I think it is time to expand this beyond just a one man show. So, I’m reaching out looking for people that think they can contribute.
Before I go any further let me just say that there will be no compensation. I do not sell advertising space and I do not intend to make any profit from this. I do this because I believe there are a lot of very challenging problems that need to be solved and that we need more informed and open discussions about them.
The goal is to turn this into a leading online opinion magazine on neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases. While the focus will be opinion pieces on issues in Parkinson’s disease, it will also cover related topics in basic science, clinical research, healthcare, drug development and more. I’d like to find writers, artists, web developers or anyone with an interesting idea for an original article, interview, infographic or review.
So, do you have a position you’d like to create for yourself here or an idea you’d like to get out to the world? Send a concise description to email@example.com along with samples of previous work.
Finally, here is a collection of quotes that I think help explain what I am trying to do.
“Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction — you go alone. With a machete in your hand and the fear of God in your heart.” ―
“The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.”
– Anton Chekhov
“It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.” ―
“We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do.” ― Atul Gawande
“The universe seeks equilibriums; it prefers to disperse energy, disrupt organization, and maximize chaos. Life is designed to combat these forces. We slow down reactions, concentrate matter, and organize chemicals into compartments; we sort laundry on Wednesdays. “It sometimes seems as if curbing entropy is our quixotic purpose in the universe,” James Gleick wrote. We live in the loopholes of natural laws, seeking extensions, exceptions and excuses. The laws of nature still mark the outer boundaries of permissibility – but life, in all its idiosyncratic, mad weirdness, flourishes by reading between the lines.” ― Siddhartha Mukherjee