What a fantastic, and fantastically long summer. This summer, I:
- Drove across the country – twice
- Drove through 22 states + D.C. (South Carolina was accidental.)
- Attended Brentwood High School and Flint Hill graduation ceremonies
- Visited the Museum of Mathematics in NYC
- Saw Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra, and more at Dia: Beacon
- Went to two weddings
- Hiked. Mountains! Alpine lakes! Wildflowers! Geysers! Bison! Elk! Yellow bellied marmots! (No bears.) ((That we saw. Fairly positive plenty saw – or heard – us as we sang our way through Black Hills, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Sawtooth, Tahoe, and more.))
- Played the license plate game and found every state except Rhode Island. Come on, Rhode Island.
- Hung out with @sarcasymptote in Yellowstone National Park
- Read How Children Learn, Make Just One Change, and Eleanor and Park
- Listened to a lot of great new music: recent faves include Tyler Lyle, Jason Isbell, Liza Anne, Lucy Rose, Best Coast
- Attended #tmc15 in Claremont, CA
- Gave my first-ever conference presentation at #tmc15 on Better Questions
- Wrote and performed another “camp song” with Sweens and @calcdave
- Oh, and moved to California.
The hiking, driving, on-the-road summer gave me plenty of opportunities to be quiet and feel connected to nature. I embraced my in-between state, enjoying both solitude and simple times with friends and family across the country.
Summer has ended but its spirit lingers. Happy 2015-2016 school year, all!