I typically live in Seattle with my husband and animals (four chickens and the two most beautiful goats I’ve ever seen). I work in education, trying to change the world by leaning into the small piece of it I live in. Also occupying my attention are dance (a hugely moving love of mine), gardening, building, the power of words, awareness practices. I’m one of those mathematician-eduactor-writer-hiker types. I do take my goats hiking, but not on this trip because at 9 and 7 years, they are bothered with arthritis and sound like Rice Krispies when they walk. They will stay home with my husband, also a mathematician-educator type, but more urban-improv-new-yorker-reading. Dan (my husband) and I have a business together where we make our art in the form of thoughts on education, mathematics, and humanity. You can read more about it at our website here.
I hiked the 2800-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2005 with my dear dear friend Rob, and Sid (the white goat). Sid was sent home by the National Park Service 800 miles into the trail because of some confusing rules about stock animals in National Parks (less confusing now: goats aren’t stock). We finished in around four months. The Pacific Crest Trail goes through California, Oregon, and Washington, from the Mexico border to the Canada border.
I biked the 2700-mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in 2010. This ride I did alone. I finished in around 2.5 months. The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route goes from Banff, Canada to the US/Mexico border in New Mexico, traversing the Rocky Mountains as close to the Continental Divide as possible along the way. You can read about that trip at my blog here.
I used to do quite a bit more climbing, hiking, and biking around the Pacific Northwest. Then graduate school ruined my life. Just Kidding! It interfered, shall we say, and now my professional life pours into my cup of time like water. It seems like no matter what else is happening, time passes and passes with no help or hindrance from me.