I'm a field geologist who went from putting out blowouts all the way to the top. Sometimes I write fiction, but these days I usually write grants or consulting reports. The pay and benefits are, unsurprisingly, far better. I’m also SFWA’s Grievance Committee Chair.
Like Thomas Jefferson, I too have sworn eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. These days that mainly means government suppression of free speech, public and private censorship, Political Correctness in all forms, and anyone claiming to be "offended" by something when they are just objecting to free speech that is opposed to their own personal worldview.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” - George Orwell
“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.” - Henry Louis Gates, Jr.