My name is Iris. I’m a chemistry graduate student living in a duplex in an old house in the Midwest. I like to canoe, love cats and raccoons, and I have a white belt in mixed martial arts (not to brag or anything). This is my blog.
This is a place for me to write about my thoughts, ideas, experiences, and feelings. I write about things that are important to me. Sometimes that’s informative articles, sometimes it’s passionate arguments with sources, and, sorry, but sometimes it’s irrationally incoherent venting. I call my blog “Used Coffee Grounds” because I like to think of the content I post here as the soggy grounds that end up in the bottom of a cheap cup of coffee: already used, bitter when you get a mouthful, but ultimately good for you. Good for your soul. (Also, “Coffee Grounds” was already taken.)
Please feel free to comment on any and all of my posts. Intelligent, heartfelt, or casual remarks are all warmly welcomed. Even if it doesn’t have much to do with the specific post, if you have ideas, I want to hear them. It makes me feel less lonely. All I ask is that you try to be respectful. (Unless you’re commenting on one of my angry rants. Then, anything goes.) Criticism of my writing is also fine, but please be gentle. I’m sensitive.
Thanks for stopping by. I wish I had party favors to give you.