Monthly Wrap: July 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently: Feeling Dirty July was a big month on a few levels, but most significantly I entered a new ...

A Day in Concord, MA: Home of Transcendentalism and Classic American Literature

Concord, Massachusetts was a incubator for enlightenment and philosophy during the early to mid-nineteenth century. Key members of America’s transcendentalist movement and other writers called Concord home, including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott and her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The town is steeped in literary history, reminiscent of ...

Monthly Wrap: June 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently: School Dayz A couple of weeks ago I started taking a creative writing class at Emory University, part ...

National Geographic’s “JANE” will Awaken Your Inner Naturalist

Jane Goodall has become a figurehead for wildlife studies and an inspiration for learning about the natural world. Her journey as a primatologist began in 1960, when she went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to study chimpanzees in the wild. National Geographic filmed much of her expedition in Gombe. Years later, director and writer Brett ...

How to be a ’90s Kid Detective

Harriet the Spy, The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley, Ghostwriter, Penny from Inspector Gadget, Clubhouse Detectives, Cam Jansen… if you were a child of the 90s (and even before or after), you probably enjoyed a mystery or two solved by a  kid with exceptional investigative skills and maybe some stalkerish tendencies. If you were like me, being a detective-spy was ...

Lonescapade: My First Solo Trip

A little over two years ago, as I went through a transitional period in my life- getting my first adult job and questioning the things I wanted- I took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. The place is not hugely significant nor the means of getting there, as Charleston is a mere four hour drive ...

The YouTube Channel that Recreates History

Through a recent expedition of the internet, rambling down the endless narrows and paths that make up YouTube, I came across Crow’s Eye Production. This channel aims to give a historically accurate taste of the past through high production value videos. Ever wondered how 18th century pockets worked? Or what people actually wore during the ...

Monthly Wrap: May 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently: MomoCon MomoCon is an annual convention in Atlanta, celebrating video games, anime and other nerdy things. I had ...

The Nostalgia Head’s Plight

We who love the old and dream of bygone days carry a burden. We stroll through antique stores, used bookstores and collector shops with an urge to rescue all those abandoned items. We stop and think to ourselves- If I buy another Remington typewriter, will I cross into hoarder territory? How many more rare books ...

PBS’ Little Women Review

  PBS’ three-episode miniseries of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women came to a finale over the weekend, originally airing on BBC in December. I have a personal connection to Alcott’s classic, inspired by her own life, which I have previously discussed on this blog. The Oscar nominated 1994 film adaptation of the book, starring Winona ...

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