It’s been about a month since I last wrote some weeknotes, which I suppose is a datapoint in and of itself. My free time as of late has been filled with visiting family, burning the midnight oil, working on upcoming conference talks (I don’t have much speaking experience but/so these take me foreeeevvver), and trying to grab the tail end of a mild summer.
Over Labor Day weekend, my S.O. and I headed out to the Olympic Peninsula to finally explore the Hoh Rainforest and meander down the beach at La Push. As the crow flies, the peninsula is quite close to Seattle, but it takes 3½–5 hours to get to various points of interest. With many other hikes much closer in drive-time radius (#blessed), this means I’ve been to Olympics…twice. I hope to make it out there more frequently in the future because there is immense and varied beauty everywhere you go. Feeling: very lucky to live in such a beautiful state; called upon to support local tribal rights and climate justice; and grateful to have gotten a solid and restful break between projects at work.
On the internet
- This low-tech Apple Watch (image alt: small buttons sewn on felt, to mimic the clustered view of app icons on the Apple Watch)
- Tim Pugh’s pleasing arrangements of rocks and other nature bits
- Pitching Your Writing To Publications
- Advice for Technical Writing
- Equality: a reading list
- Giant Pumice Raft Floating Toward Australia Could Help Replenish Great Barrier Reef: never rooted for a pumice stone before, but here we are.