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Year 7

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Exactly seven years ago I published my first entry here at this blog and you welcomed me into your home. Together we’ve traveled around the world and you’ve indulged my fashion antics. I’ve heard from many of you, met up with a few, and always appreciated all of you for your continued readership and support. Many of us bloggers operate …

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Happy Feet

I sent my passport away a few weeks ago to get it renewed two years ahead of its expiration date; I’d simply run out of pages. So while almost everyone I know has left the country for their summer holidays, I have been California bound, nose to the grind. The upside to all this, though, is that for once I …

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Lego Batman

I’m definitely not a fan of reading instruction manuals or following directions, but for as long as I can remember, I have always loved deconstructing things to see how they work. Watches, lined jackets, small gadgets–you name it, I’ve taken it apart. Can’t say I’ve always been successful in putting every Humpty Dumpty back together, much to my chagrin, but …

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A Walk Through History

When I walk through Florence it is easy to imagine how life must have once flourished here back during the Renaissance. So much richness in all facets, from arts to literature to trades to politics to banking; you name it, they killed it. Traces of cultural wealth are still everywhere. It truly is a walk through history when you visit …

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Each year the Smithsonian magazine treats the public to a wonderful day (called Museum Day Live!) of free museum admission around the country. Of course if you’re in the DC area, you have this gift every day from all of the Smithsonian museums. I wish all museums around the world were free so that more families can afford to enjoy …