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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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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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#wesembodiment Photo Challenge


My congregation is doing a Photo Challenge this month, in which everyone is given the same set of 31 words or phrases (well, 30, because one of them is used twice), one for each day of the month. What you … Continue reading

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Trump’s Museum Visits?


Remember that moment in Chapter 29 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in which Neville is talking to Harry, Hermione, and Ron, filling them in on what they have missed at Hogwarts during their adventures searching for hallows and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Victory


WordPress’s Photo Challenge this week is Victory. Here is a photo of the gazebo that used to be in the Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History.

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Valerie Tripp at the Bethesda Literary Festival


Last weekend Bethesda, Maryland (whose Metro stop with the same name I blogged about several weeks ago) held its 16th annual Bethesda Literary Festival, an event that takes place from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon during one weekend in April … Continue reading

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Don’t Rush to Oppose a Women’s History Museum


Just before Mother’s Day, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of a feasibility study on the prospect of a privately-funded women’s history museum on or near the National Mall. To be sure, support for the bill … Continue reading

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Employed.


Last week, in my Seven Recent Reads post, I mentioned a few DC-area museums I would not be able to visit because they are only open on weekdays during typical business hours. The reason why is the news I have … Continue reading

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Museum Madness


Happy March Madness! It’s true, I barely know what that is. But the DC chapter of Emerging Museum Professionals created an alternative, Museum Madness, which involves visiting eight museum exhibits, filling out a bracket, and voting on our favorites. My … Continue reading

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Who Will Be the First Lady When We Have Our First Lady President?


I am participating in the DC Emerging Museum Professionals’ Museum Madness tournament, in which we visit eight specific museum exhibits and vote on our favorites in a bracket format. Seven of the exhibits are at DC museums (Dumbarton Oaks, Library … Continue reading

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