Hello.

Leanne at Chaco Canyon. Photo by Caden GigliottiMy name is Leanne Yanabu, and this is my website.

You may know me as a photographer, as a former Peace Corps volunteer, or, most likely, because I work at the University of New Mexico.

Although I am a web designer, I also have a real life that I would mostly rather be doing instead of updating my website.

Most of the content here was created prior to 1998, when there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social networking webspaces that make it easy to post notes, photos, and thoughts about your life.

I've been gradually adding essays and photos to the website, mostly based on speeches I've given as a Toastmaster

There's no stopping A.R.T.

  • Posted on: 20 December 2017
  • By: lyanabu
New A.R.T. bus, image courtesy City of Albuquerque

When I was in high school and first learned to drive, I was excited about driving. Learning to drive meant freedom. I didn't care about how much it cost, and I didn't know about the environmental impact of driving.

But as I've gotten older, cars no longer appeal as much as they used to. These days I have a car, but I prefer to walk, ride my bike, or take the bus as much as possible.

The Best Podcast of 2017

  • Posted on: 10 October 2017
  • By: lyanabu
A microphone

Forty percent of Americans over the age of 12 have listened to a podcast at least once, according to podcast research from this year. Last year I joined this group by buying a tiny mp3 player.

I thought it would encourage me to work out more often. Actually, I didn't end up going to the gym more often, but it did change my life for the better, and I want to explain how, as well as talk about how it seems to be a good fit with what we do in Toastmasters.