Hi. I'm Lori Ann White. I'm a writer with a degree in English from
the University of Idaho. After fifteen years as a technical writer I
decided to go back to school to study physics so I can write about science. I
originally intended to focus on astronomy, but sometimes to get to the fun
stuff you have to work your way through the boring basics. Or so I thought.
I've discovered that it's all fun.
I'm going to the Mojave Desert to study extremophiles--critters that like extreme
environments--but I think a little bit of extremophile is good for people,
too. I love to travel and try new things, but the easiest way to keep
my life exciting is to keep learning. For example, my husband Gary is
a fascinating project worthy of a lifetime of study, and I'm honored to have
been selected as his principle investigator. I've given up on ever understanding
By the way, I did eat that scorpion dangling from my mouth in the picture above,
during a banquet at the Shaolin Temple where I was studying kung fu.
Remember, the word is "extremophile."