Category Archives: Articles and Books

September TBR


Happy Labor Day! Included in this month’s TBR list are a couple of articles related to fair pay and workplace safety in the world of museum labor. Place to visit: National Museum of African American History and Culture. I have … Continue reading

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August TBR


I’m going to be on a hiatus for about six months or so, as I really just need to focus on my job and my health right now. So instead of posting my thoughts on museums visited or books and … Continue reading

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Recent Reflections and Reads: Self-Taught Art


On a whim in June, I decided I wanted to make art. It was literally an urge out of nowhere. One moment I had no thoughts whatsoever about wanting to paint or collage, and the next minute, I was very … Continue reading

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Recent Reflections and Reads: The Incredible, Credible Museum


For the past six months, I’ve been contemplating questions related to what makes someone or something a trusted or persuasive source. In whose opinion or expertise do we put stock? How do we honor different kinds of knowledge, both that … Continue reading

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2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (December 2018)


December 2018 was the final month of the 2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge, which was an interesting endeavor, but one that I won’t be repeating. I found it difficult to have specific words tied to specific months, because this … Continue reading

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2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (November 2018)


November’s words were: brown, dream, family, food, laugh, over, table, thanks, town I read… Book of Poems: Food by Ogden Nash Poems: “In Defense of Small Towns” by Oliver de la Paz “The Circus Is in Town” by Patricia Smith … Continue reading

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2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (October)


The October words were: black, castle, ghost, haunt, mask, moon, mystery, night, witch Here’s what I read: Middle grade/young adult novels: Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill When the Moon Was … Continue reading

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