Penny mo­dra, writer and ed­i­tor

Frankie - - REAL LIFE -

I’m a copy­writer, a writ­ing teacher and a per­son who gets very wound up. I think about words all day and they fol­low me home. Read­ing is ob­vi­ously a ter­ri­ble so­lu­tion to this! Re­cently I dis­cov­ered the lifechang­ing elixir of physics Youtube. There are lit­er­ally thou­sands of videos about gal­axy for­ma­tion and sub­atomic par­ti­cles. I watch them ev­ery night. I couldn’t ex­plain the stan­dard model of par­ti­cle physics or the the­ory of gen­eral rel­a­tiv­ity, but that’s the point: space is con­fus­ing. Hav­ing to fo­cus so in­tensely and yet hav­ing zero chance of un­der­stand­ing any­thing is what switches my brain off. Thanks, quarks.

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