Chennai, India

Breeanne and I are now in Chennai, India. We have met such wonderful people. They are warm and caring. While we have met with many women for our research and gotten to know their professional habits and aspirations well, we have also seen many people on the streets who are curious and helpful. The traffic... Continue Reading →

Layover in Abu Dhabi

My colleague Breeanne and I just landed in Chennai, India. On the way, we had a 15-hour layover in Abu Dhabi, so we left the airport, found a hotel, and then trekked to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque before heading back to the airport. It is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen,... Continue Reading →

In the Bag

We recently visited Capitol Reef National Park as a family to hike and camp. My sister Haley and her husband David are expert campers and hikers and took us there. The park is gorgeous, and we did a five-mile water hike that was a blast.         We arrived on a Friday evening... Continue Reading →

My Dinner View

I am traveling this week, and I just had the most delightful dinner with some academic acquaintances in Miami, Florida. They took me to a place called Books & Books, where we ate delicious food while surrounded by, you guessed it, books! I was so distracted by some of these books that I kept looking... Continue Reading →

A Trip to Ireland

Last week, my husband and I were in Ireland. We visited because I had been accepted at an academic conference in Limerick. In fact, the paper I submitted with my colleague Breeanne ended up winning the Hayhoe Fellow Award, or the award for the best graduate student paper. We spent a day in Dublin. We... Continue Reading →

Piles of Books

I have piles of books all over my house, probably like many of you do. These piles are constantly growing and changing, and someday, I hope to actually have them put away, unless, of course, they are decorative piles. Until then, here are the current piles I have invading my house right now. And yes,... Continue Reading →

Baby Robins outside My Window

A few weeks ago we noticed a robin in its nest outside our family room window.  As we sat on the couch to read or watch television, the robin would sit in its nest.  During my husband’s Saturday yard routine, he sneaked a peek into the nest and saw four bright blue eggs.  We hoped... Continue Reading →

Decorating with Books

I’m not an interior designer or a photographer, but here are some photos of how I decorate with books at my house.  Books best represent my personality, so I’ve come to collect them and showcase them in my home.  There was a time when they were all in boxes in our unfinished basement, but now... Continue Reading →

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