Practicing Gratitude

A couple of days ago, in the United States, was Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday that most people spend by reflecting on what they are most thankful for. Right now I am most thankful for my health. This past year was a struggle for me, especially my mental health. I spend most of last year focusing... Continue Reading →

Death Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe

“Lord help my poor soul” (alleged last words of Edgar Allan Poe). Yesterday (10/7) marked the 173 year anniversary of Poe’s death. He has shaped my life in many ways. It’s because of him I fell in love with the study of literature and focused on it in college. May his writings continue to live... Continue Reading →

Orange Shirt Day: May We Never Forget

Today I wore an orange shirt for Orange Shirt Day. “On September 30, Orange Shirt Day promotes awareness about the Indian residential school system still impacting Native American communities in the United States and Canada. Known as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the day honors the children forced into Indian boarding schools” (National Day... Continue Reading →

Trying to Truly Honor Dr. King

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No doubt the day will be filled with many sharing quotes about him and his work. I love quotes. Words are my love language. And I am deeply moved by Dr. King and his life's work on fighting for equality for all. But I don't want to simply... Continue Reading →

3 Weeks of Quarantine

It has been three weeks of quarantine... and counting. Overall, I am doing fine. I know that is the introvert in me speaking. Not having to interact with people in person is amazing! And all my personal projects I have don't involve others. They are solo things like reading, blogging, etc. I have been keeping... Continue Reading →

How to Stay Sane At Home

The world is in some crazy and uncertain times! With COVID-19 spreading around the world, many areas are in “lock down”/quarantine. This is what Silicon Valley is experiencing. They are encouraging everyone to stay at home and practice social distancing. I am following the request to quarantine and so are many others. Many restaurants, bars,... Continue Reading →

Last

Yesterday was the last day to see the Thinking Big exhibit on Ada Lovelace at the Computer History Museum. This exhibit focused on writings of Lovelace that showed her great ideas for computers in the future. In the middle of the 1800s she was thinking about how computers/mathematics can be used to study inside the... Continue Reading →

Inclusion

Museums have an inclusion problem, meaning, many don’t feel welcome in museums. It’s tough to get into the museum field to begin with, lack of representation in the field and exhibits, and lack of accessibility. But many museums are trying to change. The Palo Alto Jr Museum and Zoo is redesigning their place to be... Continue Reading →

Mug

Do you buy mugs as travel and/or museum souvenirs? Recently I started to collect jewelry on my travels so I can wear it and be reminded of my adventure. I do love my coffee and all the mugs I have To add to your collection why not get more mugs from your local museum for... Continue Reading →

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