Photo: Artomatic 2017


My computer is getting increasingly worse for trying to do multiple things at the same time (like pasting a URL from an Internet browser tab into a Word document). I know I’ve complained on this blog about personal computers over the years. I think it may be time to invest in something that costs more upfront but has a longer useful lifespan.

In the meantime, while I save up for a new laptop, I’m probably just going to post occasional museum-related photos from my phone, and let the more complex posts wait.

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that there are places you call your own, and other places that you visit. As a person who loves to visit museums and other interesting sites, I am acutely aware of this distinction, and of the plethora of places to visit in the world.

Is it wise to invest financially in cheap computers? Is it wise to invest emotionally in places you only visit but don’t call your own?

We don’t always have a choice in either case, but keeping these questions in mind can be helpful. Keeping in mind the boundaries a person has put between herself and a place that she visits can be helpful when the place that she visits is breaking her heart. It’s also helpful to keep in mind the place a person DOES call her own.

And now for the photo part. I looked through my phone to find a photo to post, something from one or another of the places I’ve visited, and found this  colorful one from Artomatic 2017:

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About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").
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