Category Archives: Museums and Holidays

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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Giving Context to Words


Earlier this month, the United States commemorated the Fourth of July, a holiday marked by traditions such as fireworks, cookouts, parades, and NPR broadcasting a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This year, NPR added something new to the mix: … Continue reading

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Addicted to Send Me SFMOMA


The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has re-launched Send Me SFMOMA, in which you can request an image of art from the museum’s collection by texting a request to 57251. Sadly, the bot is down right now due to … Continue reading

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