Tag Archives: Museums


Making Beautiful Mistakes

Whenever I’m in a city I hit as many museums as I can, and to me the best thing about Washington D.C. is its museum network.

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Belfast Is Now the City I’d Move To

I’m a city girl, even though I live in a tiny town, and Taos is about as tiny as it gets with 7,000 people in the town proper.

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A Thousand Bucks Will Buy a Lot of Burritos

I just got some great news, and I’m celebrating with a burrito. Because sometimes you just have to splurge.

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Arizona Skies at the Desert Museum in Tucson

I’m fascinated by contrasts: light and dark, diffuse and focused. These photos of desert plants framed by the gorgeous Arizona sky are a good study in that kind of dichotomy.

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…And Now for the Flora (Desert Museum, Tucson)

Most of us think of cactuses (yep, that’s an acceptable plural, for you writers out there) as harsh little creatures. I happen to love them, despite the trouble they’ve caused me in the past. (Hence my idea to change Arizona’s motto to “Land of the poky, stingy, and stabby.”)

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Birds and Beavers at the Desert Museum, Tucson

I just got back from Tucson, Arizona where I had a fabulous time with a dear friend I’ve known since junior high and her equally dear husband.

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Fashion Inspiration at the Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville is a must. I don’t care if you don’t even like country music – if you’ve ever listened to the radio, you’re going to find something relevant and interesting. Not to be missed.

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Piggly Wiggly Gets Cultured

The Pink Palace Museum is housed in what was the home/mansion of the founder of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain. (I know it seems strange to have the words museum and Piggly Wiggly in the same sentence, but go with it.) The Palace features a natural history section, an IMAX theater, and an especially great section covering the history of Memphis. Well worth a […]

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An Uneventful Afternoon. Almost.

The same day I went to Saguaro National Park I visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, so it was some great sightseeing. You know, as long as you ignore the cactus-lust and killer-bee sting. (That plus the jumping cholla incident suggest a new state motto. “Arizona: Land of the poky, stingy, and stabby.”)

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Looking for Happiness in Lubbock

One of my favorite bands is Thrift Store Cowboys from Lubbock. Listening to their songs I pictured a quaint Texas town with serious but sweet cowboys, rolling tumbleweeds, and sprawling farms. What I got was strip malls, aggressive drivers, and McMansions.

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