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Display Name: Boggart
Member Since: 6/21/14

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Just a word of caution about hanging any textiles in sunlight; it is damaging in the long-term. Obviously colors fade, but whites tend to yellow over time. This process can be sped up with high light levels. Light damage is cumulative and permanent and paper and textiles are the most susceptible materials. For tougher stuff like sheets, probably not a big deal. But something to remember for more delicate things. On that note, I love line dried sheets!

How To Whiten Laundry Without Chlorine Bleach

7/13/14 03:07 PM

I'm 34 and just bought my first house a few months ago. I always rented up to that point because I knew I wasn't planning to stay in any given location (I've lived in 6 different states in 10 years). Now I have a job I intend to keep for years to come so it made sense for several reasons. Mainly, buying is cheaper than renting in my city (well, the little bungalow I bought anyway), and I was getting sick of having to justify having pets. But it was the practical decision and really had nothing to do with the American Dream. It's such a subjective concept. Can anyone really define it? It shifts with every generation, and even within generations. I think everyone is capable of making their own determination. At least, I hope they are.

Is Home Ownership Still Part of The American Dream?
7/8/14 08:50 PM

The internet is usually your best bet. Or you can just call your local historical society/museum and ask. Many museums (not usually the really tiny ones) have at least a portion of their collection online and searchable. Most charge some sort of fee, but if it's for personal use it's not usually that exorbitant. Don't get me wrong, not every museum or archive can offer this service. But definitely give it a look if you can.

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7/1/14 08:14 PM

There's that word again - "curate" used as if all curators ever do is pick out pretty pictures to hang on a wall. It's thanks to real curators that many images like these do see the light of day. As someone who works in museums, I resent the implication that we don't do as much as possible to make our collections accessible to as many people as possible. I suggest you go directly to the source (an actual photo archive maybe?) and skip the middle man.

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6/30/14 08:15 PM

Not sure if they've been mentioned, but the Bunnicula series by James Howe was a favorite of mine when I was young. How can you not love a vampire rabbit?

Summer Reading: Great Book Series for the Whole Family
6/25/14 07:18 PM

Love the article! As someone who has served as an actual curator and still works in museums (though with a more obscure title now), the current popular overuse of the term tends to annoy me. It just demonstrates that most people don't know what a curator actually does. We apparently just sit around and pick out stuff that simply looks good. I see/hear the word "curate" used more often on random design websites than at work!

Cull, Curate & Create: Advice on Handling the \"Stuff\" in a Home
6/21/14 03:02 PM