I grew up in Never-Never land: western Washington. As a child I couldn’t separate myself from books and television and homework long enough to get any real exercise. It seems a tragedy of my past, but one I don’t lose any sleep over. As I grew older, I discovered the wonders of hiking and the outdoors. As I continue to update this blog (and leave New Mexico, the source of all material), I plan to write more about my transformation from an overweight young person to a fitness fanatic woman.
I left Washington after college to become a teacher and a scientist, in that order. I know a real life Peter Pan, who sent me an email just last night asking about the philosophical ramifications of measurement in quantum theory. As a good physicist who spends all too much time at her computer, I pounded out an answer that might be construed as intelligent, despite the wine I had been drinking. I love science and I couldn’t be happier, but I do wish I spent less time at my desk.
The goal of this blog is to keep the folks back home involved in all of the fun things I get to do here in Los Alamos, NM. Since I leave NM in just two short weeks, the themes and focus will of course have to change… if I continue at all. When I return to my real life (because, yes, Los Alamos feels like Never-Never land too), I will have far less material to put out into the internet realm.