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a night at the theater

Last night at the Shakespeare Theatre I enjoyed (greatly) the play Strange Interlude with an unusual set of fellow theatergoers: a scientist I’d written a story about and the editor who edited the story. I must admit that I was … Continue reading

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best issue ever?

I wasn’t totally complete, it turns out, when I posted earlier about all the people I know in the March issue of Smithsonian. Yes, Sarah Everts, Andrew Curry, and I appear on three consecutive even-numbered pages. But three pages before … Continue reading

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oh, that’s fun

The March issue of Smithsonian arrived today. I was delighted to find this: I’m sandwiched between two of my friends! Andrew and Sarah both happen to live in Berlin and are excellent human beings (and writers).

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I know everybody: neighbors

Recently everybody I know has started moving into my apartment building. Ok, not really everybody. But a friend from college moved in, then a friend from grad school. Another friend from college is moving in next month. None of these … Continue reading

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art and science

I love things that relate art and literature to science, so I enjoyed this story in the Smithsonian Mysteries of the Universe Collector’s Edition about a scientist who likes to investigate the astronomy and other science behind art and literature. … Continue reading

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I know everybody: husbands of acquaintances

This afternoon the phone rang and the caller ID said it was “T. Szymanski.” Well, that’s a pretty unusual last name, and I thought, that’s odd, is the T. Szymanski I know from college calling me for some kind of … Continue reading

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animal-like fossils from a really long time ago

Last week I reported on some strange rocks from South Australia that may preserve the oldest animal fossils. Or may not. Ok, nobody knows. But they look kind of like animals. Read about it here. I like that the function … Continue reading

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I know everybody: crochet coral reef

At the crochet coral reef workshop, I hung around with the beginners – I did, technically, already know how to crochet, but I really only knew how to crochet continuously in one direction. So, if I wanted to make spirals, … Continue reading

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I know everybody: baseball

I’ve often said that I run into people at every event I go to – except baseball games. Well, that was a lie, it turns out. Saturday night I went to see the Bethesda Big Train, a team in a … Continue reading

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I know everybody: fourth of July

Every year I march in the Takoma Park Fourth of July parade with a group from the Washington Revels. We dress all in white, carry [fake] flower garlands and dragon heads and hobby horses and a giant shrub, and sing … Continue reading

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