As part of the "Women's Salon Series" that I attend I heard a fantastic presentation by Kathryn Bertine. She spearheaded the effort to force the Tour de France folks to FINALLY add a women's event to this historically all-male-bicycle-event. Her story about activism, determination, and sheer pluck was just wonderful! And then -- at the same location I was able to catch the last portion of a wonderful presentation by Mark Sykes, CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, on the Dawn Mission's new data gathered during its flyby of Ceres. A thoughtful evening indeed!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: