1. It’s not a vacation until you’ve gone up and paid respect to the mountains.


  2. From the car: Omaha, NE


  3. My favorite spot in the apartment is this kitchen corner.


  4. When in doubt, use a kitchen torch.


  5. Walking Maya Lin’s wavefield last week during a visit to Storm King Art Center.


  6. The Neon Boneyard was the best part of Las Vegas (sorry, Donny and Marie!).


  7. The view from Mount Timpanogos.


  8. I was outpaced by a 75-year-old man on my way to the summit of Mount Timpanogos, but I didn’t even mind.