Summering

I’ve been quiet. In May, I escaped the distractions of social media to write a book. It’s coming along nicely, but I have miles to go before I tweet. In the meanwhile, I’m inclined to string together a series of updates into what was once called a blog post.

FoxToday, I talked with Insa Keilbach about ecosocial design. Her story brings to mind ahimsa, a word I learned while reading the autobiography of Gandhi. In similar veins, I’m also reading The Knife of Never Letting Go, Braiding Sweetgrass, Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, and I’m planning a trip to South Africa in 2018.

My summer adventures have included tearing up in this museum and cheering up in this church. Next week, our visit to the in-laws will feature robots and rebels. In August, I’m on a road trip with our youngest daughter to Niagara Falls, Farm Sanctuary, and Cedar Point; then a family odyssey with waterfalls of tears to College Park where our oldest daughter will become a freshman at the University of Maryland. Go Terps!

On top of writing, I’m running, riding, walking dogs and preparing for a second attempt at Longs Peak. If I survive, I’ll be at UX STRAT in Boulder and ConveyUX in Seattle. I hope to see y’all there. Until then, I wish you safe travels and happy summering!