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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Friday Favorites

This week I hosted my second of three Spring visiting parties, my friend Mara.  Our moms have taught at the same school for over 30 years, so it’s safe to say that we’ve known each other since birth.  Or since her birth, at which point I was a chubby eight-month-old. Highlights of her visit included: […]

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