Category Archives: Museums and Holidays

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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Remembering the Brightest Jack O’Lantern


The thing about your family acquiring multiple pets in their youth over the course of a few years is that they grow old together and then break your heart while it’s already broken. This is my third cat eulogy post … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at the Zoo


Last year, a family member adopted a young cat, and thus the most playful cat in the world became a part of my life. Last month, I searched pet supply stores for a Valentine’s Day-themed cat toy for him, surprised … Continue reading

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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (February 2018)


February’s words were: pink, snow, heart, arrow, point, right, holiday, walk, and Novels: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (also The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam) Non-fiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond Short … 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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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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MOOlogy to the meMOOry of MOO


My family’s precious Olivia Kitty Mittens, aka Moo, got very sick on Monday and had to be put down on Tuesday. She was suffering, and there was no time for us all to say good-bye; only my mother was with … Continue reading

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