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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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Coloring page from Celtic Designs Artist’s Coloring Book, sold at the Washington National Cathedral Gift Shop.  

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Coloring and Facts


This month, museums and libraries worldwide have used the Internet and social media to reach virtual audiences everywhere as participants in two online campaigns. The first, #ColorOurCollections, was spearheaded by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. It officially lasted … Continue reading

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Yesteryear’s Ye Olde Yule Log


It has been very cold outside in Washington, DC. For those of us fortunate enough to be able to curl up under layers of blankets with hot chocolate, such a course of action seems like the only reasonable thing to … Continue reading

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A German American Space at Gallery Place


The Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro station is at the crossroads and the center of a million things, including several museums.  Within blocks of the three exits are the following museums and historic sites: the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait … Continue reading

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National Book Festival 2016 – A Celebration


This year’s National Book Festival was, of course, a celebration of books. I heard six writers speak about their work (while three others were so popular that there was no room for me or many other fans at their presentations). … Continue reading

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Festivals of Italy, Summer 2015


I have posted some pictures from the trip my father and I took to Italy last summer, but I have not properly written about it. Our trip, which lasted a little less than two weeks, was spent in Rome during … Continue reading

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