Summer Reading 2017

I haven’t quite figured out how to reckon with that last post. I want to reckon with it, and I will reckon with it, but I don’t know how yet. I will keep you posted. In the meantime, let’s talk about something we can always talk about, in dark days or light. Let’s talk about […]

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Friday

Hello! How are you this bright Friday? Here in Tidewater Virginia we’ve been having 70 degree days for almost the entire month of February. At first I resisted (because Spring. Ugh.), but now I’m resigned, and dare I say, delighted about the weather. Playing ultimate frisbee with your entire cohort, while a breeze blows and your […]

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What’s Going On

I’m always a little ashamed of these posts, because of course they mean that I haven’t blogged in a long time. They also mean, however, that I’m back with a vengeance. So, hello! I’m back. Cue the traditional theme music: My second (and final) semester of my history Master’s program has just begun. And guess […]

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Being Alone Among Others

Do you ever take yourself out on dates? It seems like an odd notion, maybe: you’re with yourself 24 hours a day.  It’s not like you have catching up to do. But self dates are more than your run-of-the-mill alone time.  They’re a declaration: you’re telling yourself that you deserve more than space; you deserve […]

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Friday

A poem I love.  One word: hips. Donate those sentimental-but-frankly-hard-to-look-at items to the Museum of Broken Relationships.  I would send a Beanie Baby, an Oscar Meyer Wienermobile Whistle, and stacks of mixed CDs. Interloping owls invited to stay in a museum’s rafters … only at the Smithsonian. Using stories to teach history is more effective […]

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Lost in Translation

I have trouble with favorites.  I’ve never really had a favorite color, though for a while I said it was orange because that’s my dad’s favorite color, and now I say it’s blue.  I don’t have a favorite book, though Mrs. Dalloway is the first book that made me think, “Literature can be like this?” […]

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Friday

Happy Friday!  I began my day with a spectacular fall on the steps of the Library.  Currently sporting the bloody knees to prove it. Things can only go up from here, right? My weekend plans include a Nationals baseball game tonight with friends, taking a full GRE practice test on Sunday (dun dun dunnnnn), and […]

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Memorial Day Week

Howdy ho, Junior Rangers! (Sometimes I just need to quote Full House) (By the way, this makes me feel ancient) Anyway, how are you? How was your Memorial Day? I’m back at work, sunburned, and with a new spring in my step after a week off.  My friend-since-kindergarten Jessica was visiting from Minnesota, which meant […]

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Friday

Bad Hamlet My friend Kay and I went to see Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet: The First Quarto on Wednesday.  The production value was fantastic for $15, and it was interesting to see the differences between the First Quarto and the later Quarto and Folio (unpolished “To Be or Not to Be,” two guys […]

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