What is Chemistry?

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— This is a very popular question and there is no absolute answer to it. —Everything has something to do with Chemistry. Biology, Medicine, Physics, Technology, Geology, everything.

Even the desk you are sitting at. Chemistry is the science of matter, especially its properties, structure, composition,  behavior, reactions, interactions, and changes it undergoes.

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This Is Not My Brooklyn

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I say, “I’m from Brooklyn” like there’s a grenade exploding from my mouth.

I walk different after saying it. My step is a little harder, my shoulders more square, nose held higher in the air. It’s a momentary self-assuredness that follows me for a spell.

I feel it rise into my jaw when I see her approach across the water as I’m crossing the Williamsburg Bridge; when the train doors close on First Avenue and the L snakes under the East River.

The thing is, the Brooklyn I’m from isn’t the Brooklyn of today. It’s not that funky Brooklyn that I keep in my back pocket in case somebody tries it. (You don’t wanna mess with a girl from 1980s Bushwick.)

My Brooklyn is the Brooklyn of the Domino sugar factory and rubble and crack. Nostalgia can be a confusing thing. It isn’t always for the neat and pristine…

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