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 →
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 →
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.
Museums can be such a powerful force in their local communities and in creating community. I was moved by this display in the Oakland Museum of California exhibit Queer. California. Visitors were encouraged to share friends, resources, organizations etc that helped them in their journey. Such a moving display of community and a reminder that... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
Due to the PG&E shut off, I have to bring my arthritis medicine to work with me. This medicine needs to be refrigerated 24/7 and if it is not then it expires and is SO expensive to replace. Thinking of others who need electricity for their medicine and health needs ❤️
Each year I work the Silicon Valley Comic Con. This year was my third year working and each year I work the panel rooms. I enjoy this for the fast pace and getting the chance to hear interesting topics. What I believe is unique about the Silicon Valley Comic Con is that it connects pop... Continue Reading →
By now the whole world knows about the gunman that killed 3 people and injured dozen over the past weekend at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Another day and another tragedy. Hearing these kind of horrific events always breaks my heart, but this one in particular breaks my heart in a different way because it happened... Continue Reading →