The beautiful complexity of algae

And it was a time of great vulnerability.  But I didn’t know it then. Because at age 20, away at college, and in love with the future, I couldn't yet see anything except through the embedded resilience of youth and the dream that I knew myself well enough to be able to navigate hardship. So … Continue reading The beautiful complexity of algae

Forever tuning

pic 1: Me at the Salt Flats in 1991 when Chris and I drove across the country in our move from Maryland back to Davis, California. At this point, Salt Lake City was a foreign land to me— obviously I had no idea I’d eventually live here—but we pulled over and took some pictures because … Continue reading Forever tuning

Everything looks different

Last night my girls, Ellen, and I watched Thelma and Louise together, and because I'd forgotten how long the movie was, the event lasted into the early hours of today, at which point my youngest--who'd been hesitant to even watch it at all for the last scene she'd heard so much about--excitedly chatted to me … Continue reading Everything looks different