Monthly Archives: December 2017

We Remember

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Winter Is Coming

Tomorrow marks the  winter solstice —the shortest day and longest night of the year. In the northern hemisphere, the solstice also marks the official start of winter. Here on the east coast of the U.S., the solstice will be happen at … Continue reading

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Reading List

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Imagine Peace

The Imagine Peace Tower is a dramatic and moving memorial to John Lennon that was built by Yoko Ono on Viðey Island just off Reykjavik, Iceland. The monument consists of a round stone base with the words “Imagine Peace” inscribed in 24 … Continue reading

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It’s The Thought That Counts

What’s a writer with limited financial resources to do when the holidays roll around and he wants to send gifts?  For Langston Hughes, during the holiday season of 1950, the answer was to share some of his wit in homemade … Continue reading

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To Dream Is Human

The legendary American designer Milton Glaser has created some of the most iconic poster art for New York City’s subway system. He recently released three impressive new works for the School of Visual Arts’s Underground Images campaign. The series is designed to … Continue reading

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Amsterdam is Magical

I’ve had the good fortune to visit Amsterdam many times, in every season. While I love balmy summer days hanging in cafes along the atmospheric canals or lounging in Vondel Park, there is something truly magical about the city in … Continue reading

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Free Airline Ticket (really)

The catch to getting your free air ticket is that you first have to purchase and play a game. Get Packing is a limited edition board game from JetBlue airline which comes with one free round trip ticket anywhere JetBlue flies. The … Continue reading

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Packing Priorities

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Library of the Future

h/t Tom Gauld

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