A Latent Approach to TMB


Do you ever wake up and hear words in your head? I do. Right upon waking. Not every morning. But often. They sound in my head as if I am actually hearing them with my ears.

Usually it’s total nonsense. But now and then I’ll hear a sentence that almost makes sense, like this morning:  a latent approach to tmb.

Latent generally means existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden or concealed. So I suppose an approach could be described as latent.

Then I plugged the letters t, m, and b into a Google search. The first page had a number of results:

“TMB – Texas Medical Board”

“TMB (3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine) is a chromogenic substrate for Horseradish Peroxidase. TMB produces a deep blue color during the enzymatic … ” I didn’t pursue it any further than that. There were a number of other references to this meaning of TMB on the first page of results.

Then I found “Tumor mutational burden – an emerging immuno biomarker.”

On the basis of my “research,” I’d have to say that this morning’s message from my subconscious … if that is indeed what these things are … is just TMB. Or “Too Much Bullshit.”

And that’s my thought for the day.


Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

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