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A Tale of Two Graffiti

Over the weekend historic buildings in both Virginia and DC were tagged with graffiti. The dfferences between the locations chosen, and the type of messages are very telling.

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President Obama speaks at the NMAAHC Opening

President Barack Obama, speaking at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, “We’re not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We’re America. And that’s what this museum explains, the fact that our stories have shaped every corner of our culture.”

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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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Smithsonian Explores 50 Years of “Star Trek”

The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is Sept. 8, and the National Air and Space Museum is inviting fans to celebrate with “Boldly Go 50” — three nights of special programs sponsored by the Roddenberry Foundation.

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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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Is it a Squirrel, or is it Art? …Both?

Seriously, what’s up with this squirrel? Spotted outside the National Gallery of Art, I’m still not sure if it was art, a spy, a squirrel dealer, or what!

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Capital Fringe Festival, July 7 – 31, 2016

Hi, meet Fringe next week! Filling the city with non-stop theater, dance, music, visual art and everything in-between, the Capital Fringe Festival will energize and excite audiences this year.

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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.