Unfiltered: No. 4

The mirror moment marks that unmistakable point in time when we take the courage to step up to our own destiny, and declare “I got this.”

Unfiltered: No. 3

Want to know the truth? I left journalism because I couldn’t write another obituary. Aside from the long hours, the low pay, and the high mileage logs, I was done writing copy for Page A6. That’s the right page, isn’t it? The Obituaries. In my time as a journalist, each day brought exciting new adventures….

Unfiltered: No. 1

An eternal optimist, I try to make the best of things. But every pandemic summer has its days.

Now Unfiltered

The gloves came off. I removed the mask. And I bared myself to the hemlock trees. Unfiltered.

When in April

Grief is such a poignant emotion. It has a particularly profound impact when the world grieves collectively, as entire communities endure tragic or unexpected loss. The month of April marked a difficult time for us.

Launching the Solar Orbiter

“We’re going to make beautiful science.” Nothing captures the launch of the ESA Solar Orbiter better than the words of NASA’s Dr. Nicola Fox. As a NASA Social Media Ambassador, I had the honor of attending a live launch.

A Still Life Water Color

It’s time. I’m excited to share that I’ve relaunched my blog! This time, the writing will explore new topics, relate new adventures, and even offer creative advice.

Giving Birth to Galaxies

From an ancient Greek goddess to a ground-breaking immigrant astronomer, women, both fictional and real, have lent their lives to the discovery of galaxies.

The Road to Whiteface Mountain

The Northern Lights dance above white-capped mountains in Iceland. Although this story takes place in the U.S., I spent a day writing about a beautiful mountain range.

Aurora Chasing

It’s 2 a.m. My eyes are bleary, my arms and legs tender from a lack of sleep. My dog can hardly keep her head upright, whether she is indoors or out, and my man looks once more longingly at the sky, as I do. This is how we appear after a night of Aurora Chasing.