• Three Years In: A Self-Assessment and the Work to Come

    Three years ago, in the midst of a torrential downpour - Matt in the moving truck, me in my Honda Fit, and my dad in his car - we made our way from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to our new home in rural North Carolina. The traffic around D.C....


  • The Beauty of Transhuman Things

    I was browsing through my Robinson Jeffers anthology yesterday evening before bed, reading one of his last poems, “Granddaughter,” when I was struck by a certain turn of phrase, as often happens with his poetry: When she is eighteen \ I’ll not be here. I hope she will find her...


  • Welcome to Our New(ly Updated) Blog

    Welcome back to The Way Back! It’s been a while since Tasha or I have updated the site. Part of the reason for this is because we have been in the process of migrating the site since the end of last summer, an admittedly drudgerous task, owing to the many...


  • Ode to Matt

    Hey y’all! Today is Matt’s birthday. So, I thought I should put up an embarrassing gushing blog post about how wonderful he is. Then I thought…probably nobody but me would want to read that. So instead, I thought I’d put up an inventory of all the cool projects Matt has...


  • Care and Feeding

    Hi Y’all! I am sorry it’s been so long since I posted anything on our blog. My dad had a totally unexpected stroke back on March 3 which has been life-changing for us. And honestly, I’ve been struggling to decide how to write about the experience. I first wrote a...