2016 books

I feel like I didn’t read as much this year. It was, as I’ve said, a hard year personally.  And I’m almost? embarrassed to say I reread the same book a few times, just because I found it comforting. And that was The Royal We by the Fug Girls. I really liked the book and for some reason, reading something … Continue Reading →


Katie’s Wedding

Back way up to June…. I have a bunch of trips and outings that I wanted to blog about separately. I was fortunate enough to be able to go out to Cleveland to see one of my besties, Katie, get married. Her new husband Mark is lovely, and I’m so happy for them both! Here are a few pictures. Pre-wedding … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, September, part 1

Cruising into September… Yes, it was the summer of Pokemon Go. This still cracks me up over a month later. My friend Meredith told me there was a Pikachu in our stairwell at lunch – and then there was Alex… Stephanie and Mat came to visit at work: The Godzillas. I think one is mugging the other. Another sunset at … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, August, part 2

Back to August! For a while we had a good view of the back of JWST! That is where the science instruments are: I got a JWST shirt (thanks, Tanya! Which I’m hoping they will reprint – they have a lot of requests to do so, so keep them coming! I got an even better picture later, but you’ll have … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, August, part 1

And now August… Sunset at Allen Pond: Hanging with my girl: Our crepe myrtle survives! My girl in Prisma: Jasmin, my former intern-for-a-week sent me this little pic of her with a Robert Goddard rocket! She found one in the UK!


What I’ve Been Up To, July, part 2

Back to July. It wasn’t so long ago was it? That was when the Pokemon craze started. It was really fun looking around work to see what was a Pokestop. Like John Mather’s Nobel Prize. The Goddard Godzillas are still around. I don’t know if this one is rapeling or is being thrown over. Pretty twilight on a neighborhood walk: … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, July 2016, part 1

Let’s move on to July, shall we? Because it will soon be September and I’m behind again. Here’s our Miss Willow, back on July 1 – she is still doing very well. Behind her, sadly, Larry Wilmore. I’m pretty bummed about the cancellation of The Nightly Show. I think it was a really important voice to have right now, and … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, June, part 3

I fed Kevin and Jenna’s cats for a few weeks while they were on vacation – here’s Raoul: On this particular day I wasn’t feeling great so I took a day off. I got some relaxing in with Willow: Then she helped me change some guitar strings. Love this Gretsch. My fav guitar to play: We met Alicia, my oldest … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, June, part 2

So Alex decided he was going to prop his (many) monitors up on books. This is one of his schemes. He has had many schemes, also including a standing desk, and the weird keyboard you might notice in this picture. So Joe (Classic) and I decided we were obligated to secretly add a book a day to the pile to … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – June, part 1

Ok, June! Diane and her daughter came to visit work, and though I neglected to get a group photo, we had a very nice time! We got to tour the new Satellite Servicing facility, which is super cool. They are working on a mission to robotically refuel Landsat -7: They are also working on a mission that would be proof … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, May part 2

May, part 2. Here’s the beautiful art my friend Dawn Murphy did for me for my story in Contact Light. I


What I’ve Been Up To – May, part 1

Look at me, almost sort of catching up on stuff! Here’s May, part 1. Kitty! May, and Willow is still with us! We had the science consultant for the X-files speak at Goddard, and it was super fun! She was a really good speaker. And it was really fun to hear how she got involved with the show. Short version, … Continue Reading →