Author Archives: Laura

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").

Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (January 2018)


As I posted at the end of 2017, this year I am trying out the Monthly Key Word Challenge hosted by My Reader’s Block in which I try to read books with certain words in the title each month. Since … Continue reading

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Moment of Zen at Forest Glen


The Forest Glen Metro station is, as I recently wrote, about one mile from the new location of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. It is a very special Metro station because it’s so deep underground that it only … Continue reading

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Coloring a Silver Ring and a Silver Wing at Silver Spring


I may have made it my goal to visit every Metro station at least once, but I did not need to make a special trip to the Silver Spring station, where I have spent not a small amount of time. … Continue reading

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Psyche and Soma at Takoma


I have lived near the Takoma Metro for a decade, so there is not much about the area that surprises me. It doesn’t surprise me anytime a new Little Free Library, or a new place to get vegan cheesecake, or … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays + 2018 Reading Challenge


Whatever you celebrate, I hope that you had a wonderful and peaceful holiday, and that you got lots of socks for gifts. Today I was thinking about structure and how it can be both limiting and, somehow, liberating. A conversation … Continue reading

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The Promised Follow-Up Post


I recently wrote about the now-notorious seven “banned” terms at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reportedly handed down by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). After asking, “Is this real life?”, I stated, “I’ll stay … Continue reading

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The Sencer Museum Has Been Censored


Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a museum? It’s located in Atlanta, it’s called the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, and admission is free. This weekend I decided to spend some time exploring … Continue reading

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