Crystallographer’s Creed

(BR with a little help from William H. Rupertus, USMC)

This is my x-ray machine. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My x-ray machine is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my x-ray machine is useless. Without my x-ray machine, I am useless. I must collect my data true. I must phase faster than my enemy who is trying to publish before me. I must shake him before he bakes me.

I will.