Skinnymania

Ah, 2012: a new year filled with hope for new prosperity, new opportunities, new peace, and, in the US, a new me/you/us. The tradition of establishing resolutions for the next…

Climbing for Change

Life is malleable. We have the power to improve our abilities, our health, our lives. At least maybe. In fact, research shows that only some of us believe this. Such…

Women who Rock

Climbers are a particular breed of human being. Particularly unafraid of dirt and opening beers of the edges of picnic tables, we have an abiding dislike for severe humidity and…

For the Love of the Job

I’m not sure this has been mentioned before, although if it hasn’t been said then let me be the first: the job hunt is just like dating.  I realized this…

In love with…bandanas

While on a recent run down a mountain, I had the misfortune to catch my toe on a protruding rock and did a spectacular belly-flop onto the ground. My injuries…

The Delicate Art of Cutting Hair

I once had a linguistics professor who told our class “The two jobs that can get you anywhere in the world are teaching English, and cutting hair.”  While I have…

Preparing to Study Abroad

Recently, my school asked me to help lead a meeting for everyone who is going abroad next autumn. Besides a brief frisson of jealousy, there was excitement and anticipation for…

Refunds, and How to Get Them

Unless you’re a pilgrim, today’s traveling woman will likely be taking a lot of flights as they jetset across the world.  In a moment of boredom and reflection, I counted…