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National Book Festival author list posted


This year’s National Book Festival will, in true 2020 fashion, take place online the weekend of September 25-27, and the author list was recently posted here. Below are some photos I’ve previously posted from the event in less plaguey years.

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April 2020 Virtual Vacation Recap


As I detailed in my last post, I planned a virtual vacation for the month of April, with a themed online activity planned for 25 of the 30 days. (I left Thursdays out since I was initially slated to go … Continue reading

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This Seems Like the Perfect Time to Report on the 2019 National Book Festival!


I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts and my reading and my images into a coherent “coronavirus blog post.” But my mind is too incoherent right now for any such thing. There will probably be MANY coronavirus blog posts. I’m … 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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Psyche and Soma at Takoma


I have lived near the Takoma Metro for a decade, so there is not much about the area that surprises me. It doesn’t surprise me anytime a new Little Free Library, or a new place to get vegan cheesecake, or … Continue reading

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Gone but Not Forgotten at Fort Totten


I mostly think of Fort Totten as a transfer point, where I have spent a not insignificant portion of my life riding the escalators up or down two levels and waiting for a Red Line or Green Line train. The … Continue reading

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#MeTooseum


#MeToo. If you were not living completely off the grid for the last few months, you all but certainly saw these words on your Facebook feed. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and assault scandal – followed … Continue reading

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Book Land at Brookland


Brookland-CUA is near three Catholic sites that served as Weekly Museum Visits for me: the Franciscan Monastery, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and what was then known as the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. … Continue reading

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Visiting Glenwood at Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood


Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood is not, as far as I know, the nearest Metro to any museum in the usual sense of the word. However, it is near historic Glenwood Cemetery, an example of one of those murky categories of places … Continue reading

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Two Book Festivals


This year marked the 17th annual National Book Festival (NBF) in DC, my 12th, and my parents’ first. It is also the year of the 22nd annual Baltimore Book Festival (BBF) and my first – historically, the two festivals have … Continue reading

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