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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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.”)
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.
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 […]
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.”)
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.
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks." - Daniel Boone
"What is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?” - Mary Oliver
“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
“I was a fantastic student until I was ten, and then my mind began to wander.” – Grace Paley
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." – Catherine Aird