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Resilience: A Black Lives Matter Mix

With everything going on in our country, I turn to music now as I have in the past to help work out and work through the pain and hurt. To try to heal in the face of a society that still isn’t whole and has resisted being so since long before I was born. A Facebook friend put together a mix of tunes that helps. #BlackLivesMatter

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Humdrum Doldrums

I am stuck in a rut. This isn’t surprising, really. Ruts are comfortable, habits are easy, keeping things even-keeled is very attractive. Change isn’t necessarily scary for me, but putting forth that effort can be.

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UNCENSORED: DC Public Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

UNCENSORED is DC Public Library’s brand for their celebration of Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1), which includes public programming at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and 25 neighborhood libraries, along with a fundraiser for the DC Public Library Foundation, UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party.

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Julia Child… (and Her Amazing Friends)

I absolutely love this photo of Julia Child filming a promo for “The French Chef” in 1964. It embodies the reason I’ve never quite made any food/recipe/cooking videos for YouTube: it’s a heck of a lot of work!

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August 23, a year or three or four ago…

August 23, the birth of the World Wide Web. A truly important day, for without it, I never could have filled up “the internets” with tons upon tons of photos! Here are a few fun memories from last year, and 3 and 4 years ago.

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Renew! Renew! …my iPhone!

So, you know what’s fun? When your smartphone, for no apparent reason, decides to have a complete operating system collapse. I managed to renew, restore and refresh it to factory settings and instead of restoring a backup, I started fresh. I know people say it, but it really is like having a brand new phone (that’s pre-smeared with your own finger grease).

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13th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival

Over the last 13 years, DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has grown from an idea to one of the largest short film festivals on the East Coast.

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Office Decorum

Would it be considered too passive-aggressive to leave pamphlets on how to behave professionally in the workplace around my office?

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“Star Trek” TOS Enterprise at The Smithsonian

Neither Paramount Studios nor The Smithsonian couldn’t know the cultural impact Star Trek would have when they donated the original U.S.S. Enterprise model in 1974. After decades of neglect, it’s getting a proper restoration and display in the main hall.

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Hoax vs. Truth. Bias? Confirmed!

While a lot of the sites dealing in satire and hoaxes are making it easier to detect the real news from the fake, it still turns out that people would rather believe the hoaxes than have them debunked.

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Curly Q by John Getchel

Curly Q by John Getchel. A clever blend of light painting, night photography, long exposure and the right location results in a gorgeous shot.