November means …

Election Day! Veteran's' Day, and in our case, also a trip to Arlington National Cemetery: Our D.C. trip also included a pilgrimage to the Library of Congress. Cozy hobbies: Sports games happen? Philly teams were doing well, and yay for them, but I don't watch sports sooooooo: A little chillier, a little past peak leaf… Continue reading November means …

Museum-Quest

As a University employee, my calendar is tied to July 1. That's when a new year starts, and for my purposes here I'll say: that's my deadline for spending one year's vacation days (as faculty I can carry nothing over) and the new year's worth of vacation time begins. In pre-Pandemic life, I traveled often… Continue reading Museum-Quest

Honoring St. Botolph (Boston, MA)

During a weekend getaway to Massachusetts, a coincidence happened: We passed a church and street named for St. Botolph, and I realized I wasn't familiar with that saint at all. A little Googling revealed he is the patron saint of travel and the city of Boston (among other things!) and also, his feast day is… Continue reading Honoring St. Botolph (Boston, MA)