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I love the city with the "Mall" of learning palaces!- Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Washington D.C.)

Way back I had booked a trip on Southwest, but ended up needing to cancel my flight. Luckily Southwest lets you apply the funds to a later date. 1,199 more words

Outside Trips

Sarah Laskow: Libraries And Cities Are Terrible At Keeping Track of Art

Sarah Laskow writes: Late in May, when the Boston Public Library was still missing a Rembrandt etching worth $30,000 and a 16th century Dürer print worth $600,000, the situation looked bad. 933 more words

Art & Culture

Flanders Field Poppies at the National Museum of American History

The poppy became an international symbol of remembrance of World War I through the efforts of an American professor from Georgia, Moina Michael. While working at the 25th Conference of the Overseas YMCA War Secretaries in New York City Michael heard a reading of the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lt. 279 more words


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 each year. 831 more words


Hankins Comes to Town

I’ve know Mike Hankins for over 18 years and have played trumpet with him at all variety of venues during our long friendship. I even lived with him for a short stint in the “Bat Cave” in Portland as I transitioned from Oregon to DC. 542 more words

Cherry Blossoms 2015

Tens of thousands of flowers … and probably twice as many people coming to look at them! Spring kicked in just in time for the weekend, making perfect conditions for THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of people coming to Washington to admire the Cherry Blossoms. 256 more words

Washington DC

In the writing room: Calgary's Mad Men scribe Semi Chellas reflects on the end of groundbreaking series

At New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, there is a recreation of the Mad Men writers’ room where nearly a dozen scribes would hole up for hours every day working out the professional and personal dramas of adman Don Draper and his colleagues. 1,135 more words