Miscellaneous Musings of Luke Shors

“Where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?” - Victor Hugo


Ode to Auto Suggestions 2.0

Updated: Mar 21, 2019

This whole poem you suggested to me

Presenting phrases to be chosen

Among my repertoire

What you’ve learned about me reflecting through

your silicon mirror

With this or that opening

Connections, some surprising

Plots and topics you offer

For my tactile selection

Suggested adjective of the mollusk you remind me

I'm thinking about

(I pick ‘whorled’)

Seeing it on the beach

Stretching back into the Cambrian

Sand between my toes

A cool refrain of a breeze with a kite surfer

Far off the shore

If you are compiled and built from my past words

Can I claim ownership here?

What do I owe you?

How did you know I would end

This poem

here. on this line?


About Me

"Not all those who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkinn

I think of myself (as well as aspire to be) a curious person. Curious in a book store, but also curious exploring a new city or meeting a new person. Curious in planned and unplanned moments. In an era where knowledge about the world is both vast and deep, curiosity occasionally strikes me as anathema to expertise. Or, more accurately, if you are curious, best to be curious about some very specific topic. But so far at least, that does not seem to be my path. My professional work is orientated towards start ups as well as international development.

In 2019 I decided to make a more concerted effort to write - hence this site. My blog focuses on science and technology, health research and education. My fiction is of the speculative variety - Science fiction that uses scientific ideas to explore human experiences. Thanks for reading!

People Walking


University of Iowa, BA Philosophy (2000)

Johns Hopkins, MPH (2005)

Johns Hopkins, MBA (2005)

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D. (2017)


©2018 by Dr. Luke Shors