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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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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...

Ziney Weeney

I did it! The other week I finished my first zine in over a year! "Historic Houses" is a collage of an old map of National Trust...

A Dash of Color

I paint my bee hives in the winter. It gives me something to do in nasty weather and I feel I'm in the most need for color on these...

Probing the Peripheral

There's something to be said about the mundane. I tend to measure the worth of a writer by how well she can make the mundane seem...

Lots of Lift

Right after Thanksgiving there were a few days that started off very cold around here. During one such morning, I saw, to my surprise, a...

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