Halfway through my sabbatical

Can you believe it? We're officially halfway through my sabbatical, and it's really weird. I wanted to take a moment to check in and talk about the experience so far and where I'm at. Seattle is still pretty overwhelming. It's full of a bunch of amazing things! But I am a small city girl, largely,... Continue Reading →

Forks and contemporary fantasy

A few weeks ago we took an impromptu trip to the Olympic National Park, and in the process we stopped by Port Angeles and Forks. I really wanted to make this trip specifically because Twilight has been such a popular book series and I knew it was set in a small town in Washington State.... Continue Reading →

The Art of Maps

I make maps for a living at the dayjob. Well, that's not fair. That's not the only thing I do. But it is one of the things I do. Specifically, I use existing mapping data, collect new mapping data, and then analyze stuff with that data by making different maps that do different things. For... Continue Reading →

Invisible Work

Hello, folks! It's time to talk about a subject I've pontificated on before on this blog. That is, specifically, the invisible work that goes into writing. I will have been in Seattle for three weeks as of this Sunday, and I've gotten a lot of stuff done. You haven't necessarily been able to see that,... Continue Reading →

Part 4: Glacier

Last time, I talked about visiting Yellowstone National Park. That could have been the capstone to our trip. It wasn't. Our last planned stop on our roadtrip to Seattle was Glacier National Park. Glacier was the S.O.'s big goal for this trip, but it's a very hard park to visit. It's not designed for the... Continue Reading →

Part 3: Yellowstone

Hello! If you're just catching up, last time we were in the Badlands National Park and I was having existential thoughts about deceased forests. From the Badlands we continued west to Shoshone National Forest, crossing the Little Bighorn Mountains. We stopped in Cody, Wyoming for a truly bad coffee milkshake first. (It had potential, but... Continue Reading →

Part 2: The Badlands

Hey, folks! Good to see you. It's time for Part 2 of my Roadtrip West series wherein I recount some of my adventures in the month of July. To catch up, check out Part 1: The Road. From Sioux Falls, SD, we drove an easy four and a half hours to the Badlands National Park.... Continue Reading →

Part 1: The Road

Hey folks! To make up for not posting for two weeks and to share the joy that has been the past month, this week the blog is going to become a travel blog. You're going to get a post from each leg of our trip, starting today, and ending with Friday. Feel free to skip... Continue Reading →

Hello, Seattle

Hey folks! The S.O. and I have arrived safely in Seattle. I'll do another post talking about some of the awesome stuff we saw on the roadtrip out, but we've had some upsets in our scheduling and I haven't had my computer this week (the S.O. ended up having a lot of virtual education to... Continue Reading →

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