Category Archives: Museums and Holidays

November 2019 TBR


Place to Visit: The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in DC. I have walked past it but have not stopped to spend time exploring. Articles to Read: Scientists Around the World Declare ‘Climate Emergency’ Italian council is flooded immediately … Continue reading

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October 2019 TBR


The month is almost over, and there are plenty of articles I’ve bookmarked to read later, some of them about a holiday that happened earlier this month (and the growing movement to transform it into a more enlightened holiday).  Place … Continue reading

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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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Zero-Tolerance in Twelve Objects, Part 2: The Slaughter of the Innocents


On June 15, 2018, Twitter user Brandon Horan tweeted, “When you see innocent kids being put in tents sleeping on floor after getting ripped from their parents and your response is ‘Did they come here legally?’, then we don’t have … 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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