Michael A. Castello, PhD

MD/PhD student, neuroscientist, husband, lover of technology (carbon & silicon-based varieties), avid learner, passionate advocate.


April 11, 2018

We are the wraiths floating in the shadows, keeping the monsters off the path.

Our souls are bare and tattered, the memory of a form.

You marvel at what was lost to carry out this task,

But perhaps we took the work because our souls were already worn.[…] Read more  »


May 18, 2010

Waterfall. Pastel, completed May 2010. I started this picture back in 2004 and got about as far as the charcoal underdrawing before I put it aside. One year of high school and four years of college later, I decided to pick it up, take art class again and finish it. I took some pictures of it while it was still a work in progress as much to show the progression as to convince myself I was getting somewhere with it.[…] Read more  »


Impudent Weather

April 15, 2018

Weather is the height of inoffensive topics, typically reserved for such situations as breaking ice, vainly attempting to prevent a relative from espousing their religiopolitical views in polite company, and  interactions that have reached a level of tedium where discussing the class of precipitation seems interesting. One could be forgiven for assuming that,[…] Read more  »