Barry Weiss is a Software Engineer who recently retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech and the man in my life for the last 32 years.

Traveling and hiking are some of our favorite activities.


Some of our favorite hiking spots include:

  • Mineral King - Columbine Lake Loop
  • Mt. Whitney - Sierra Nevada, California
  • Heather Lakes at Lake Tahoe
  • Catalina Island - From Avalon to Little Harbor to Twin Harbors
  • Pecos Wilderness
  • Wilson Peak (outside of Telluride) 
  • Langenfeld, Austria
  • Kranjska Gore - Slovenia
  • Snowmass Creek - Aspen, Colorado
  • Mt. Cook - New Zealand
  • Cradle Mountain - Tasmania, Australia
  • McDonnell Range – Australia
  • Valley of the Gods, Mexican Hat, Utah
  • Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Drakensburg Mountains, Kwazulu-Natal, South Afrrica
  • Ayder, Kackar Mountains, Turkey
  • Ghandruk, Nepal
  • Markha Valley Loop, Ladakh, India



In 2015-2016 I held an appointment in the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education at the National University (NUEPA) in New Delhi.  We lived in Delhi and traveled a great deal.  Much of my recent writing reflects research I conducted in India.  The photos reflect our travels, especially a 65 mile hike in Ladakh where we reached 14,500 feet.


Reading List

One pleasure in life is reading. Here are some books I recommend that I have read/reread over the last few years:

  • Angle of Repose - Wallance Stegner
  • The Buru Quartet - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • Before Night Falls - Reinaldo Arenas
  • The Stone Raft - Jose Saramago
  • Blindness - Jose Saramago
  • O Pioneers! - Willa Cather
  • Midnight's Children - Salmon Rushdie
  • The Butcher Boy - Patrick McCabe
  • News of a Kidnapping - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
  • Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee
  • The End of Karma – Somini Sengupta
  • The God of Small Things - Arunhati Roy
  • Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Neapolitan Novels – Elena Ferranta
  • Sakhalin Island – Anton Chekhov
  • Nora Webster – Colm Toibin
  • Every Day is for the Thief – Teju Cole
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  • Arctic Summer- Damon Galgut