Tag Archive: Culture

I Marched

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what it’s for.” –Laurel Clark (astronaut killed in Columbia accident) I marched with a group of 200 men and women on Saturday in one… Continue reading

Falles of Valencia, Spain

In early April, I visited Valencia, Spain, for an academic conference. I spent a few days there and had time to do a little sightseeing. I haven’t yet posted about it, and I… Continue reading

Taj Mahal

On the last day of our trip, we made it to the Taj Mahal. It was breathtaking, and we arrived at 6 a.m. in order to see the gorgeous stone of the building… Continue reading

Chennai, India

Breeanne and I are now in Chennai, India. We have met such wonderful people. They are warm and caring. While we have met with many women for our research and gotten to know… Continue reading

A New Favorite Author: Siri Hustvedt

My friend Amy has been telling me to read Siri Hustvedt for about two years now. I finally borrowed her copy of What I Loved (2003). I borrowed it on a Friday afternoon… Continue reading

#feministlifestyle

I recently heard that I was living a “feminist lifestyle.” I’m not sure what that means. The comment wasn’t meant to be derogatory, but it came off that way, given that my “feminist… Continue reading

History Lessons

From July of 2013 to August of 2015, I worked in a history library as an intern for a remarkable scholar who has become one of my dearest friends. Her name is Jenny,… Continue reading

My Dinner View

I am traveling this week, and I just had the most delightful dinner with some academic acquaintances in Miami, Florida. They took me to a place called Books & Books, where we ate… Continue reading

Portraits from Teenage Artist Malia

Malia is a teenage artist who lives in my neighborhood. I’ve know her since she was a young girl, and I’m so impressed with her talent that I’m sharing it with you today.… Continue reading

How My Spanish Ancestors Ended Up in the United States

From as early as I can remember, I was taught to be proud of my Spanish heritage. My siblings and I all have Spanish middle names. “You are a quarter Spanish,” my mother… Continue reading