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Hannah Sheflyand

When I think museum, I usually think a collection of artwork or other collectible artifacts in a well lit, well organized almost hospital feel kind of space. At least until I saw Alabama’s Museum of Wonder, a five hundred square foot log cabin filled top to bottom with an obscure assortment of artifacts and original artwork. Butch Anthony started collecting items at the age of 10 years old and has never stopped, he will often wake up in the morning with a collection of random object at his doorstep that others will think he will find some use for.

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Hannah Sheflyand

I think everyone will always remember the moment and what they were doing when the first plane hit the world trade center. I was pretty young and in school when it happened. What a tragic day it was, especially for those in New York City.

It has been a long time coming but the 9/11 memorial museum has officially opened to the public today. Tickets can be bought online and there is even a free admission night on Tuesdays from 5pm to 8pm (its recommended to preorder those tickets as well).

I went to the memorial park last fall and really enjoyed what they have done with space, you can now even visit there virtually. I am waiting until the excitement dims down before I visit. What about you?

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These photos and more can be found on Refinery29

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I don’t care where you live or where you grew up, if you have not read the Little Prince, here is a big push, READ IT!  The first time I read this story in Russian, I was still pretty young and was slightly confused but pulled into these strange characters illuminated by the authors poetic style of writing. As I have gotten older and have read different versions & publications, my love has only grown for the characters and the different emotions that the story brings out.

Which made me extremely excited to find out there is an exhibit regarding the author Antoine de Saint-Exupery and the path of creating the story of The Little Prince. Read more…