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As has been obvious over the latter half of 2012, I’m not very active online in blogging anymore. I moved my occupation into real life and conducted a few training workshops in science communication. As I’m crawling over into 2013, I will be yet again taking a new direction in my life (one of many over the last 20 years). The last couple months have been a whirlwind of talking and meetings and I’ve been very focused on starting up a new business. A local microbrewery in my new home of Sweden.

I’ve been brewing many many batches of beer to much great reviews from the locals, who are very supportive and many of whom are well-connected to the greater community. Things are moving forward and I’m confident in securing in the necessary capital for starting up so I am in the process of shedding off responsibilities and transitioning to life as a brewmaster. There are way too many people to thank for all the help they tried to give me and the opportunities that I have been given. Obviously Bora and the Scientific American staff and blog community are great friends and I wish them all well. There is much introspection I could give, it is no secret that I’ve struggled with science as a career choice and am quite bitter about many things that have happened to me. But I am too worn out to go into this sort of detail and most people lack the interest and patience to follow along in my story. So, for now I will just say good bye and thanks for reading what I’ve written here. I hope it was interesting and entertaining and worth your time.

* I am closing comments as I do not like long good byes, but feel free to follow my brewery at its Facebook page and twitter @MisterhultBrygg. For those who may want to stay in touch, I am active on Google Plus and my personal twitter account @kzelnio as well.

Kevin Zelnio About the Author: Kevin has a M.Sc. degree in biology from Penn State, a B.Sc. in Evolution and Ecology from University of California, Davis, and has worked at as a researcher at several major marine science institutions. His broad academic research interests have encompassed population genetics, biodiversity, community ecology, food webs and systematics of invertebrates at deep-sea chemosynthetic environments and elsewhere. Kevin has described several new species of anemones and shrimp. He is now a freelance writer, independent scientist and science communications consultant living near the Baltic coast of Sweden in a small, idyllic village.

Kevin is also the assistant editor and webmaster for Deep Sea News, where he contributes articles on marine science. His award-winning writing has been appeared in Seed Magazine, The Open Lab: Best Writing on Science Blogs (2007, 2009, 2010), Discovery Channel, ScienceBlogs, and Environmental Law Review among others. He spends most of his time enjoying the company of his wife and two kids, hiking, supporting local breweries, raising awareness for open access, playing guitar and songwriting. You can read up more about Kevin and listen to his music at his homepage, where you can also view his CV and Résumé, and follow him twitter and Google +.

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