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Turkey

turkey-street

Turkey today blocked access to Gezi Park. I’ve just returned from a trip to Turkey and Cyprus where I stayed near the park for a week, and had the opportunity to see the vibrant discussion and civic engagement occurring in the run-up to the election next week. It was an amazing adventure – each place I visit helps open my eyes to what a diverse world we live in.

Whistler

whistler

I got up to Whistler for the first (and likely last) skiing of the season this weekend. It’s been a low snow year – enough that the local areas have already started closing, and whistler had given up on their first lift worth of runs and had manmade snow from mid-mountain down.

The skiing was still lots of fun, and it was nice to take a couple days to step back from life at UW to do something for myself.

Ithaca

ithaca

Spent the weekend in Ithaca visiting college friends. Somewhat colder than the city, but not miserably so. A very pleasant break from the routine, although work has certainly come crashing back this week. Come see me at TA3M this evening!

Stormking

stormking

Visited the Stormking Sculpture Garden north of New York City today with friends from College who have made their way out east. This part of the country can also be pretty, although in a different and much flatter way than Seattle. It has also already gotten colder than a normal winter, which is quite a shame.