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Photo of the Day: phone-tography


My phone is all but gone to this world. I tried a factory reset, which erased all my photos and other data but caused the phone to work for about a day. Then it stopped working again. As an homage … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Language and Labyrinth at UMD


Lately I have been musing on this often-tossed-around idea that words can never hurt people, that language doesn’t matter, that what a person says is powerless and meaningless. I find this argument disingenuous. For one thing, it takes language to … Continue reading

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A Labyrinth to Enter at Metro Center


I recently achieved my goal of being able to say I have visited every Metrorail station in the DC area’s public transit system. (Every Metro station, that is, until the system opened five new ones on July 26.) So I … Continue reading

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Week 16: National Museum of Language


Museum vision: To Educate and Inform – in a National Forum. The National Museum of Language aims to have the impact of a national institution in its efforts to promote a better understanding of language and its role in history, … Continue reading

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Favorite Museum Photos: Inspiration Outdoors


Not all informal learning sites are inside. Here are photographs I took at a zoo and a park full of gardens.   * November’s blog theme is Museums Versus the Problems of the World.

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Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral


In The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown describes Washington National Cathedral as “a refuge in Rome, north of the Tiber, which contains ten stones from Mount Sinai, one from heaven itself, and one with the visage of Luke’s dark father.” It … Continue reading

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Back at Last


It all started on a Thursday. It was my day off, and I was excited to participate in a Twitter chat about museums and social media. The chat was scheduled to begin at 12 pm. A little after 12, no … Continue reading

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