I wore red today because May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). It’s estimated that four out of five Native women experience some form of violence in their lifetime. Native women also face murder rates more than 10 times the national average. (Veterans Affairs). I... Continue Reading →
Read Spirit Run for Indigenous People’s Day
Today is Indigenous People’S Day, a day to celebrate and remember the culture and contributions of Native Americans. We also must remember the struggle and hardship Native Americans have had to endure. For today, I recommend people read Noe Alvarez’s book, Spirit Run. In it he shares what it is like growing up and living... 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The main thing I make sure to have with me while exploring a museum is comfortable shoes (and my glasses)! Shoes support me so I can spend as long as I want soaking up the goodness of the museum.
My Museum. All museums are my museums. I don’t like the idea of museums competing with one another. Each one is needed. Museums should work together.
Unhinged: Winchester Mystery House’s New Halloween Experience
I love Halloween activities and this year, in the Bay Area, there is a new experience for the season. Unhinged, from the Winchester Mystery House (WMH), is a new experience for visitors of the historical site during the Halloween season. In the past the Winchester Mystery House would host candle light tours throughout the house.... Continue Reading →
Day 7 of 31 Halloween
October 7, 1849: Edgar Allan Poe dies. My favorite authors since I was in 6th grade. Years ago I was able to visit his grave 🖤 the king of horror to me and I will be reading his work tonight in honor of his life and Halloween.
Day 3 of 31 Days of Halloween
In honor of Halloween, one of my book clubs decided to read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I recommend it. It is good and a quick read. More on the suspense side than horror.