Off-topic here, or perhaps not, since translators and interpreters do tend to travel a lot! This applies only to US residents, so feel free to ignore it if you’re outside the US. Since I joined the ATA Board in 2012, I’ve been meaning to apply for TSA PreCheck. By the time I got around to
Off topic Archive
This is an off-topic post; just a subject I felt like writing about, and that might be of interest to some readers. Long story short, I needed to travel to Switzerland before the end of the year for administrative reasons, and because school in Colorado starts in mid-August, my husband and daughter couldn’t come along.
After a thoroughly relaxing month off (well, minus the day that my bike was stolen off our car in Missoula, Montana…but that’s another story!), I’m back in the office as of today. As usual, the complete break from work really cleared my head and gave me some good new perspectives on where I’d like my
I took last week off to mountain bike in the Utah desert with my family (it was stellar, thanks for asking!), so I thought I’d ease back in to real life with an OT post. I like to cook, and I also like to combine creativity and cooking. Past off-topic posts on this theme have
The Thoughts on Translation family just returned from our summer vacation: a week of family time in Switzerland, then a three-week bike trip through the Italian Alps, from Martigny, Switzerland to Bolzano, Italy (actually Trento, a little south of Bolzano!). As usual, feel free to skip this post if you’re not into bike touring or
It’s that gifty time of year again…and if you, like me, have a surplus of artistic ambition and a deficit of artistic ability, but like to make stuff and don’t want it to look like a preschool art project, here are two really easy crafts that make fun gifts. I have some more complicated things
The Thoughts on Translation household just returned from two glorious, computer-free weeks of vacation which we spent mountain biking in southwestern Colorado. If you have zero interest in mountain biking or the Colorado mountains, it’s OK to stop reading here, and be assured that the discussion will return to translation as of my next post!
I’m a firm believer in the benefits of a life outside of work, and one of my main non-work passions is bicycle touring. My husband and I like to say that our daughter (who’s now going on 13) got *us* into bike touring; it’s something she’s always loved, so we kind of followed along, and
I’m in the mood to think about things other than work, so here’s a recipe for chocolate truffles that anyone with reasonable culinary skills can make. For this I consulted my friend and colleague Marianne Reiner who’s an incredible cook and also French (double truffle cred), and a friend who went to cooking school in
…well, a “really long time” in Internet years. When I click “Publish” on this post, WordPress will cheerfully tell me that it’s the 552nd post that I’ve written since February of 2008, which is when I took Beth Hayden’s introductory blogging class and decided to give it a go. So my blog will be six