I believe in the power of lists.  I use lists to organize my days and love the idea of lists as a window into the current version of ourselves.  At the moment, here's a list of things I love or hope to love.

Current Favorites:

  • Wildflower hikes on Dog Mountain
  • Sunset walks with my family
  • The Mindy Project
  • Gardening
  • German Wirehaired Pointers


  • Thrive by Ariana Huffington
  • The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
  • The New Yorker, The Economist, Inc, Fast Company, Running Times, The Atlantic

On the bookshelf:

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (NPR's Marketplace introduced me to this mega-best seller)
  • The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley
  • Snapper by Brian Kimberling
  • Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
  • Flour by Joanne Chang
  • House of Debt by Atif Mian
  • The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

On my plate:

  • Crustless quiche
  • Chicken stir fry
  • Miso poached salmon and asparagus over farro
  • Moroccan stew
  • Grilled kabobs and steamed vegetables

Thinking about:

  • The Confidence Gap
  • Freelance School
  • Making and Makerspaces
  • Puppy Training
  • Wedding Planning
  • Flexible employment
  • Our garden

Traveling to:

  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Barking Mad Farm in Enterprise, Oregon
  • The Northern Cascades
  • Orcas Island in the San Juans

Big Ideas

  • Kelp forestry off the Oregon Coast
  • Scogals - a scone and bagel place
  • Reinventing the Gap Year
  • Mobile Makerspaces