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the big yellow one is the sun || transit of venus

With the cloud cover as it was here in Colorado yesterday, it seemed Venus’ transit would not be witnessed in our lifetime. After all, 2117 is a long, long way down the road. But the heavens saw fit to clear up, and the crowd gathered around half a dozen telescopes on the lawn outside the […]

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lines and blurs || an update

This has been a week, my friends, of brain-filling and work-doing and snow. It has proven to be difficult and expansive and yet, still very promising. This week: I’ve worked in my 9-to-5 world what feels like nonstop since last Saturday (though it has only been daily doses of eight hours each). I’ve been trained […]

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a holiday at home || Christmas roundup

Christmas time was here. And then it wasn’t…really quickly. It’s like a drive-by holiday: arrives before you expect it, happens within a blink, and then has disappeared and two days more have past in a matter of seconds. The Semenoff clan spent the holiday at home, mostly in our pajamas, watching really Christmasy movies like […]

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the tetons, Shakespeare || Yellowstone vacation

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. OK, that’s enough Shakespeare for one night. A girl can only take so much. This weekend I was up in Yellowstone camping and exploring and absorbing the absolutely beautiful land up there. If you’ve never been I implore you to go as soon as possible. It’s rejuvenating, inspiring […]