What I was up to, April 2017

On to April! More visitors! My friend Liz from high school – who I haven’t seen since high school! And her daugher! A cat and her shark: Rockets and cherry blossoms! More visitors! Katherine was in town for a party, so she and Taylor came by!


What I Was Up To – March 2017

On to March! Willow really likes the smell of coffee – or creamer… Party hat pikachu was a thing… We had a freakishly early cherry blossom bloom – like early March – and then it got super cold and froze everything. :-/ It was really cold this day we went in. FDR memorial: Portrait Gallery: Pocohantas: Elizabeth I: My 18th … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – January 2017

On to January – I’m only 7 months behind, I can still catch up, right? Doug and I headed to National Harbor for dinner. Baby! We met Janine and Ron for dinner – in DC at Zengo. I believe Diana and her husband joined us too. We didn’t manage a group photo, but we did get our twinsie Rey boots: … Continue Reading →


Artist Event

The following is an event I organized that turned into a massive project, that has turned into one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I posted about our having a media day for JWST back in November. We also wanted to have a social media component to it, but we’re always trying to come up with ways to … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, November, part 2

On to the second half of November. We really had some nice color. Out for our nightly fog walk! Inspirational ladies speaking at work. Captain Judith Bruner (left) and Captain Kathryn Hire. Judith Bruner, was a navy pilot in the 70s!She flew P-3s. Then she came to NASA and wrote Hubble software and spent her career here doing various things. … Continue Reading →


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

November! Creeping towards 2017. November 2nd was a big day at work – several big events going on. My friend Susan was staying with Doug, and I, so we went out for a celebratory dinner at Level in Annapolis. Food pics ahoy! Ceviche Some sort of eggplant: This scallop was ama”false”ng: Lobster mac & cheese This banana dessert! My fav … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To, October, part 2

Onwards through October. Some pretty color at Allen Pond: We checked out this cute kids garden at Watkins Park. Anniversary dinner at Bonefish Grill. It’s a chain, but we like the food there and go occasionally. My fav tree gets more color: This is actually an Antares rocket launch, as soon from our roof. In person it was bright and … Continue Reading →


RIP Piers

So very sad today to hear that astronaut and scientist Piers Sellers passed away this morning. A year ago in November, he announced that after thinking he had complications after gall bladder surgery, in fact he had learned that he had terminal pancreatic cancer. I can’t even imagine getting a sudden diagnosis like that, but his email about it was … 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 →


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