Mushrooms and Software Development

Moving out of the big city was an event steeped in pros and cons. I traded neon lights for moonlight, nearby friends for quiet solitude, 24–7 grocery stores for ample parking, and public transportation for snow tires. I had not considered the possibility of studying fungi while rooted to a noisy Los Angeles apartment, but this avocation presented itself during my walks through the mixed forests of New England.

This article may seem like a strange departure from my usual brain-dump about software engineering — but who doesn’t need a break from time to time? — and yet…