Consider this a little Public Service Announcement for one of my favorite museums in Washington, DC:
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is a bit “off the beaten path” for tourists since it is not flanking the National Mall. But it is very easily accessible. It is housed in the historic City Post Office Building adjacent to Union Station, so if you’re traveling to DC by train it is a natural first or last stop for your trip. Or, metro over to the Union Station stop on the Red line. The building entrance is found by walking across 1st Street NE. You literally cannot miss it.
There is some information on plaques in the City Post Office Building, which no longer operates as the main DC Post Office, but you’ll want to head to the escalators that take you down to the museum level. [Read more…]
While I’m in LA, I thought I’d share with you a little escape in the form of a book. I picked this one up on a recent trip, in a little local bookstore in Chicago.
Astray by Emma Donoghue
Perhaps my attention span has dwindled since my teenage years, because I have been enjoying short story collections much more recently. I can read an entire story before bed this way, which is satisfying and makes me feel like accomplished something.
So when I saw this collection of fictional narratives, each falling into a category of Departures, In Transit, or Arrivals and Aftermath, it was a no-brainer. Emma Donoghue’s Astray took up residence on my bookshelf.