Month: June 2014

Cora the Couplet Crocodile

“The time is out of joint, O cursed spite That ever I was born to set it right!” Hamlet’s couplet is a famous one. Who can resist the pithiness, the efficiency, the rhythm and reason of two short rhyming lines? Cora the Couplet Crocodile…

I Went Out to Play

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves.” Carl Jung’s words illustrate the importance of play in our lives. From it come the things…

Summer at the Museum

Yes, I know it is not summer yet, but it might as well be. I have finished with the Autograph Book Poetry Exhibit, and I took the time to take a bunch of photos. If you haven’t been out in a while, much has…

The Case of the Autograph Book Curiosity

I am working on the new museum exhibit on autograph book poetry, and I have found an interesting poem/page in one of the books. This comes from a 1940-1941 autograph book that belonged to Betty Boerner from Hampstead, Maryland. 1st Curiosity The poem in…