My Name is Going to Mars

The thought of traveling into space sounds both thrilling and frightening. However, the idea of sending your name on a space flight to Mars aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover is pretty exciting. And so I signed up earlier tonight (along with millions of other people in the U.S.) as part of NASA’s Send Your Name to Mars campaign. I was even issued a flight boarding pass to commemorate the occasion!

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[Guest] Featured on “Women You Should Know”

When writing “A More Supportive World for Women,” I wasn’t expecting the blog post to go semi-viral. However, my post did catch the eye of New York-based Women You Should Know, or WYSK for short. Within months leadership at Women You Should Know was in contact with me. At first, I was hesitant to have my story featured because I didn’t want my blog post to take dominance over thousands of stories of trailblazing women that need to be told on Women You Should Know. I soon realized this opportunity would probably never come around again, so I happily agreed. And now it has gone live on Women You Should Know for all to see.

While “A More Supportive World for Women” will be a blog post that I will update as the years go on, I’m pretty happy it inspired a small corner of social media and the internet. Thank you to all at Women You Should Know! I’m honored to be featured!

A More Supportive World for All Women

Did you ever wake up one morning thinking about something you wish would change dramatically in this world? I know I have as of lately. I’ve had something on my mind involving a subject that has been near and dear to me since my middle school years.

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An Actor From Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” Lived in My Neighborhood

Paramount Studios photo by Christian Joudrey on Unsplash
Photo by Christian Joudrey on Unsplash

Growing up in Charbonneau (just outside of Wilsonville, Oregon) was one of the happiest and most memorable times of my childhood in the 1990s. The carefree, innocent summer days of swimming at the community pool and going on bike rides down to the community convenience store are the memories one wishes to relive once again. But very few people know that one of the actors from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 classic Rear Window once lived in the same neighborhood as I did.

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The Eames’ Fascinating “Powers of Ten”

Less than a year ago, I stumbled upon the fascinating 1977 Charles and Ray Eames short film Powers of Ten. The opening shot states that Powers of Ten is “a film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero.” It starts with a couple enjoying a picnic by the lake in Chicago and into the universe. Everyone needs to check out Powers of Ten. I’ve seen it over a thousand times. It’s become my all-time favorite short film.