The Hottest Ticket in Town
Three months after the rush for tickets to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I finally walked through its doors. It was definitely worth the wait. Read more…
When Washington is the Center of the Literary Universe
One of Laura Bush’s greatest accomplishments was putting books front and center, for children and adults. She was active in the creation of the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival. Thankfully, this tradition has continued annually through the Obama years. Here is my take on the 2016 Festival.
My Kind of Town, Chicago is!
Having spent four years at Northwestern, any opportunity to revisit Chicago is welcome. Book Expo America 2016 was there and so was I. Read more…
A Fond Farewell to the Space Coast
My reflections on our seventh and final spring in Viera, Florida. Read more…
Culture Clash at Breakfast – Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Sometimes it is not what you see but what you learn from those around you. Read more…
New York City – Book Expo America 15
Late May in NYC can be the last breath of spring or a preface to a steamy summer. I am always up for exploring different neighborhoods and this trip is no different.
For me, May is also the season for Book Expo America, the annual conference of booksellers, publishers, bloggers, librarians and all those people dedicated to bringing together books and readers. It was a very busy week, only aspects of which were captured on the blog. Catch up below.
- Ellen in Wonderland – Day 1
- Ellen in Wonderland – Day 2
- Ellen in Wonderland – Day 3
- Ellen in Wonderland – The Last Hurrah
December was the perfect time for my first trip to this amazing city. Though it would have been wonderful to see her in the pre-Katrina era, the resilience of the City and her residents was apparent on every corner. An early post captured much of the experience so I am linking it here. And a few pictures to whet your appetite!
Our Nation’s Capital
Springtime in Washington, DC, is really unmatched, at least for the few days we have it. Here’s my take, on foot, from this year’s cherry blossom season. Enjoy a few scenes from around town in the meantime. (April 2015)