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ANNA'S CURIO CABINET

A growing collection of writing, nature, animals, science, art, geography, and other fun curiosities.

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Publication News!

After quite a drought, I am very pleased to announce the publication of one of my sci-fi short stories! "Hatch, Beast, Flew Away" has...

What Numbers Do You Hold?

In school occasionally we had to memorize stuff and it was dumb. Equations for math, monologues for English -- I'm talking rote...

Indirect Viewing

On April 8, 2024, parts of North America were in the path of totality of a solar eclipse. Frederick, Maryland, was not included in the...

The Helpless Optimism of Spring

The chaos of March: 70 degree days and blooms then snow flurries, frost, and fierce winds, then rinse and repeat. It's good to see green...

Want Ads

Not infrequently the most interesting part of the local paper is the classified section. Aside from the used cars and puppies, just this...

35 Reads from 2023

Posting the annual have-read list at the end of the year seems a bit blase now but I'll admit I like to sneak a peek at what other folks...

A Study in Patience

It’s cold out now, and dark. The countdown begins to the winter solstice. Even though that is the shortest, darkest day of the year, once...

Now THAT'S a curio cabinet!

I'm not getting paid to endorse, but endorse I shall: The Public Domain Review is a fantastic online publication that plumbs the depths...

Summer People

I broke my collarbone in spring of 2018 which meant I was stuck inside with my right arm in a sling and forbidden to bike/run/horse...

The Stars Have Left the Galaxy

Spring has come and gone and we're at the start of a drier than normal summer. It's been cooler so far too, although with El Niño...

The Commonplace Book

Have you ever had the experience where you learned a term for something you didn't know existed and yet knew the thing itself existed?...

New Year, Same Me

Being mid-January now, it seems too late to write about resolutions for 2023 and reflections for 2022 but allow me this: I came across a...

Don't Forget to Use your Hands

It's dark now by 5 pm. Stupid and dark. Soon to be stupid and cold and dark. And while I will wallow in my seasonal-affectiveness-disorde...

The World is Larger than your Imagination

I am in full autumn fan girl mode right now. Pumpkins: bought. Pie: made and eaten. Constantly thinking about new cozy hobbies for dark,...

Every Step is a Leap

Here we are at the turn of a season. I like the coolness in the air and the goldenrod but am reluctant to let go of summer, with its...

Out-of-Reach Glories

The stupor of deep summer is upon me. It's the "try-to-get-all-outside-stuff-done-between-the-hours-of-5:30-am-and-7:30-am" type of...

A Handful of Summer

I'm in full summer mode here at the Curio Cabinet. This means a lot of exploring outdoors and very little writing or artsy-fartsy. But...

Small Tokens

Two weekends ago my husband and I went on a short, local backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail in Maryland. The first day we had...

Land Blinks and Water Skies

Last week I finished reading Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton....

The Emergence

I have a love/hate relationship with March. All its ups and downs with temperature give me trust issues with Mother Nature and this past...

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