Now, let me start by saying that I don’t discriminate between cat versus dog. I’ve had both cats and dogs, as well as birds, fish and hamsters. I love all animals, it just happens that I currently live in a smaller apartment and a cat needed to be re-homed, so I was able to rescue him. So, I currently have a small orange tabby boy … Continue reading Life Living with a Cat Again
I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! While my Thanksgiving was very calm at home with my kitty (which is very unlike my normal Thanksgivings at home with my family), I think that it was a good time to reflect on life. Despite all of the controversy behind the holiday and it’s origins, I think that it’s good to take some time to think about … Continue reading What I’m Thankful For
My work at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory took me on an unexpected trip to Mount Wilson, California. Mt. Wilson is a 100+ year old observatory about 35 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the Angeles National Forest. It’s a beautiful 1.5 hour drive and there are also hikes that lead visitors through the observatory. Mt. Wilson is often overlooked by travelers hoping … Continue reading “Where Nature and Astronomy Meet” Mt. Wilson Observatory, California
One thing that I’m sure many people don’t know or expect from me is that I adore backpacking. I’ve only ever been a few times, but one of my favorite places to backpack is Dinkey Lakes in California. Dinkey Lakes is about 200 miles straight east of San Jose, California, in the Sierra National Forest. It’s closer to Fresno, CA, and is right in between Yosemite … Continue reading Backpacking at Dinkey Lakes, California
On my roadtrip from Washington D.C. to my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, my uncle and I made a pit stop at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico! White Sands National Monument is 52 miles northeast of Las Cruces and a part of the northern Chihuahua Desert. It features giant dunes of pure white sand, with a visitor center run by the National Park Service. … Continue reading Sledding at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
I’ve always been a science nerd, ever since I was a little girl. Growing up, my favorite place to visit in my hometown was the natural history museum and my favorite subject in school was always science. I wanted to be an astronaut or a marine biologist. When I reached middle school, I got really into journalism. I loved reading the newspaper, always checking the … Continue reading How I fell in love with science journalism
2018 is over! What an adventure this year was. Looking back at my year, I truly have so much to be lucky for. I touched 27 U.S. states, visited hundreds of cities, and met people I never imagined possible. So, without further ado, here is my 2018 year in review… My year started with a road trip from my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, to Washington … Continue reading 2018: The Year of Travel
Appreciation post for my puppy and everyone lucky enough to have a puppy in their life ❤ Raising a dog is a lot of work. They demand your attention 95% of the time, and the remaining 5% is only when they’re sleeping. Generally, you can’t even go to the bathroom without them following you into the room or having them paw at the door. But … Continue reading Why Having a Puppy is Worth It.