Coincidentally (or not), I received two emails simultaneously this afternoon. The first was from a friend who asked why I had decided to undertake the work of creating and maintaining a health and science blog. The second was from my father, who, in standard retired English teacher fashion, sent along a stanza from a T.S. Eliot poem:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
And that seemed as good an answer to “why” as any I could articulate.