Expanding Your Horizons Conference

A few months ago some local tech friends, Jamii Corley, Alice  Shriver, Anna Doo, and I got this idea to participate in  the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conferences. EYH is a conference for young girls in middle school and high school that offers, according to their website, “opportunities to explore their career options through small hands-on…

My Third Post about Fall in New Mexico

We had snow a week ago and I panicked. I had one too many winters in Minnesota and South Dakota and every time it snows here or looks remotely like real winter I have this irrational fear that it’s all been a cruel joke and New Mexico really is a frozen tundra after all. The fun’s…

The Clouds of New Mexico

Once upon a time, when I was a teenager, I went to the Institute of Art in Chicago. You know how you sometimes have little experiences that you just never forget? I had one of those at the Institute. There’s no other way to describe it.  I walked through a gallery full of amazing Hindu…

Hurricane Green Chile

Last week a massive storm with 60-90 mile an hour winds blew through our neck of the woods. In true New Mexican fashion, people in some parts of the city just thought the wind kicked up a bit. In our neighborhood, however, the sand was flying so thick driving visibility was nil and as my…

Twisty Juniper Trunk

I love Juniper trees. I know, I know, they are the culprit of super duper bad allergies around here in New Mexico, but they are so beautiful! I love the twisty trunks and the way the wood feels. The sound of the trunk when you knock on it is something too. It’s sort of hollow…