Dear (Data) Diary

Dear (Data) Diary

See the world as a data collector Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi are visual designers who both loved drawing, specifically drawing with data. In the introduction, they say that Dear Data was concieved as a “personal documentary” and that data can be used to become more humane and to connect with ourselves and others on…

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Deep and Simple

Deep and Simple

To this day I can still sing the opening song to Mister Rogers’ Neighbohood. Along with Sesame Street and Electric Company, Mister Rogers was a childhood favorite.  A new movie is coming out later this year (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) so I wanted to freshen my Mister Rogers memories and learn a little…

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Music Mania

Music Mania

Day 3 – Music It’s time for another entry in the 20 Days of Me series.  The “rules” for day 3 are to put my iPod (or MP3 player in this case) on shuffle and list the first 10 songs that come up. Are you ready?   My MP3 is pretty much always set on…

Music Mania via @behindeveryday
The Library Book: A True Story About the Largest Library Fire in America

The Library Book: A True Story About the Largest Library Fire in America

Did you know that the Los Angeles Central Library suffered a devastating fire in 1986?  Me neither! I learned all about the largest library fire in the United States and so much more about the history and workings of a large city library from Susan Orlean’s book, The Library Book. (You may remember when I…

The Library Book by Susan Orlean tells of the fire that destroyed the LA Central Library in 1986 but it also honors the love that humanity feels for libraries and the heartbreak we feel when the materials inside are lost. via @behindeveryday
Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs

It’s Day 2 of the 20 Days of Me series and today is all about animals!  Specifically, I am supposed to post a picture of my animals.   But first – did you miss Day 1?  Click here to read Day 1 – 5 Fun Facts About Me.  All caught up now?  Okay then let’s…

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Following Lincoln

Following Lincoln

What is it about President Abe Lincoln that fascinates so many people?  Why are so many locations and events in his life commemorated in historic sites still today? Perhaps it is his rise from poverty in his younger years to a man of such great character who became President.  As an Illinois native I have…

Following Lincoln via @behindeveryday