Wendy M. Scott

A Renaissance Soul blogging on reading, writing, travel, and enjoying life.

Scenic and Quirky Idaho (bet you thought they only had potatoes there)

That's one big spud.

We left Jackson and drove west through yet another section of Idaho to meet up with the other half of our group in Ashton, Idaho on our way to West Yellowstone, Montana. After navigating a steep and slightly scary (at least for us flatlanders) mountain pass, we found ourselves on the other side of the Grand Tetons, which made quite a stunning backdrop to acres of farmland. The three main […]

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Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park

The Tetons were the most unique mountains we’ve seen. They rise almost vertically from a fault line that runs at the base on the mountains, which means that there aren’t really any foothills.

On the other side of the fault line is Jackson Hole, a valley of sorts ringed by the Tetons on one side and the Gros Ventre Range on the other. It’s hard to describe how different the mountains look rising fully formed without the hesitant fits and starts of foothills. It’s almost as if you can drive right up to the foot of the mountain, which we came pretty close to doing.

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Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg then built our company, and the free, hosted…

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Lessons from Bill Walsh

The Score Takes Care of Itself

I’ve been on a personal/professional development reading kick recently and I just finished reading The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership. Co-written by Bill Walsh and Steven Jamison, it’s an interesting combination of football field-meets-boardroom. To be sure, there are many parallels between coaching a winning football team and a winning business team. However,

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2015

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner, y’all! Camp NaNo, which just wrapped up at the end of April is a much more laid back version of the main NaNoWriMo event in November, but I still found it to be helpful. I started Camp with about 60,000 words in my draft and a goal of adding another 20k within a month. I’m now at about 81,500 total words, with a long way still […]

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The Van

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This is the post in which I pay loving tribute to my Toyota Sienna minivan, a vehicle that was the bridge between my single, career girl post-collegiate days and my present state as a working wife and mother of two. The van saw me through it all over almost 15 years and 192,000 miles of faithful service. It still ran great, but it had a few minor problems. Sure, the […]

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