Leanne YanabuMy name is Leanne Yanabu, and this is my website.

You may know me from my photography, as an ex-Peace Corps volunteer, as a Toastmaster, or as an employee of 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 personal site.

Most of the content on 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.

This summer, I am actively working on updating content on this website. Please bear with me.


  • Posted on: 27 October 2015
  • By: lyanabu

I've always loved to read. It used to be books. Now it's reading online, which is better in some ways though not as good in others.

I like to collect quotes from books and websites. It combines two things I love, reading, and collecting. Here are some favorites:

Our actions matter

She is passionate about individual autonomy in the midst of a complex world: what we do, not in isolation, but among all the other business of the day.
John Plotz, on Ursula LeGuin

Get Your Degree for Free

  • Posted on: 27 August 2015
  • By: lyanabu

“You get What you Pay For”

“The Best Things in Life are Free”

These two statements are seemingly contradictory, but when it comes to Graduate School, they are somehow both true.

If you:

  • Are already in graduate school
  • Are thinking about getting a graduate degree
  • Know someone – a friend, a child, a mentee – who may one day consider going to graduate school

It is important to know that there are ways to get a graduate degree for free.

It is important because:

Open House, Hidden Space

  • Posted on: 30 July 2015
  • By: lyanabu

On Sunday I saw a sign advertising an Open House by Sotheby’s. I followed the signs to a twisty, narrow part of East Santa Fe, an old and respectable part of Santa Fe. In fact it was one street over from Canyon Road. I knew it would be expensive. On the way I passed an acequia so I knew it would be even more pricey. When I got to the house, it was pleasant but unremarkable from the road, so I knew it was definitely top dollar. Also there was a guest house.