A Hero By Any Other Name

Woohoo, the anthology with my story is now OUT! Ok, you guys, I know this is right on the tail of my last post about Silence in the Library Publishing’s Kickstarter for Time Traveled Tales (which is already up to $2k!!) BUT the other big project that Silence in the Library LLC has been working on is now out! It’s … Continue Reading →

Time Traveled Tales Kickstarter Launches!

Time for a literary post that is sort of related to Star Wars. Do you like the Expanded Universe authors? Because this anthology might be for you! Silence in the Library Publishing (of which I am a part), Kickstarter, and a host of renowned authors including names like Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, and Timothy Zahn, are hoping to make … Continue Reading →

Disney Flower & Garden (and food!) – Monday

We had a late flight out on Monday so we had pretty much a full day to spend at a park. Even fuller once we learned our flight was delayed by 2 hours. Fortunately this time we had a rental car, so we could plan accordingly. We had 4:45 dinner reservations at Boma, so we spent the day at Animal … Continue Reading →

Disney Flower & Garden (and food!) – Sunday

Sunday morning we headed for the Magic Kingdom. We hit Space Mountain first and since there was only a 10 minute wait, we went on it once. And then we got off and did it a second time. Slightly longer wait, but still not bad. We saved our Fasspass for Splash Mountain. We acquired the Fast Pass and then went … Continue Reading →

Disney Flower & Garden (and food!) – Saturday

Saturday we headed to Hollywood Studios in the morning since when we were here for the Princess we weren’t able to get on Tower of Terror. We fast-passed it this time and then headed over to Star Tours. We went on twice in a row with little wait and got two scenarios we hadn’t gotten before (Hoth and Coruscant) and … Continue Reading →

Disney Flower & Garden (and food!) – Friday

Doug and I enjoyed the Food & Wine festival at Epcot so much that when they added food to the Flower & Garden festival, I was able to talk him into going for a weekend. Much as I love cheering my friends, it was nice to go to Disney with no races and no real agenda. Other than to eat … Continue Reading →


Chris, who is one of our awesome professional photographers at work got a few pics of my with the JWST full-scale model at SXSW (at my request). Here they are! And yep, the real spacecraft will be this big!

US Capitol tour

Since I’m home sick I thought I would post some pictures! Janine currently works at the Capitol and had offered us a tour – and we finally took her up on it! I took lots of pics – except where I couldn’t take pics, which was in the actual House floor, where the State of the Union address happens. No … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To (April)

Here’s a bunch of pics, including a lot of spring flowers, cupcakes, and some pics of Willow. Here we go! Our crocuses started blooming pretty early this year and we had a lot of them. I love crocuses.

A few more Disney Princess Half pics

My friend Meredith got her photopass pics back and she’d added a few of the pics of Doug and I on Everest to them. I found the first one really funny because during the backwards part of the ride, I had a deathgrip on the bar behind my head. The second time I had my hands up. Here’s Conley and … Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossoms in DC

I’ve been meaning to post these for a while, and thought I would do it now. Doug and I went into DC to see the cherry blossoms. We don’t make it there every year (the window to see them is pretty small), but we thought we’d make an effort this time. We started out near the Jefferson where there are … Continue Reading →


Here are a few pics and stories from SXSW. The jist of what we were doing as NASA and JWST are in my blogs for Blueshift: http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/outreach/podcast/wordpress/index.php/2013/03/08/jwst-sxsw/ http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/outreach/podcast/wordpress/index.php/2013/03/09/maggies-blog-jwst-sxsw-part-2/ http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/outreach/podcast/wordpress/index.php/2013/03/14/maggies-blog-jwst-sxsw-part-3/ But here are a few more things. A view of Baltimore from the air: The waffle wasn’t great, but it is in the shape of Texas! Our first day there (Friday) … Continue Reading →

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