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Now You Know more Black History Facts. (Source)

If you don’t know…

Black excellence on 100

 (x) because people should know this

I thought everyone knew Carver and Wheatley

Yeah, Carver and Wheatley were defs in my textbooks as a kid. Another cool fact tied to that - there were slaves in the American South who handled mail in the nineteenth century (as early as 1802 from what I’ve read). Like the above person mentioned, this was also at a time when people doubted the literacy of slaves - one must have been literate in order to transport mail - you gotta know where it’s going. Eventually, just barely post-Reconstruction, there were even black postmasters, among them James W. Mason, Charles W. Ringgold, or Mrs. Anna M. Dumas.

Sorry for the history rant. I know this because the Postal Museum has an upcoming exhibition about African American history and its intersections with postal history, and I am a nerd, so I read up on it. http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/2_upcoming.html 


My summer of CSN continues. This is one of my absolute favorite songs ever. I am always impressed with how CSN(Y) seem to sing like one unit.

(Source: Spotify)


One of my former roommates and I would yell this around the house as “I PICK THINGS UP AND I PUT THEM DOWN.” Now that I’m trying to get in shape for my wedding, I find myself laughing at the phrase while at the gym. I guess if it works, it works.

One of my former roommates and I would yell this around the house as “I PICK THINGS UP AND I PUT THEM DOWN.” Now that I’m trying to get in shape for my wedding, I find myself laughing at the phrase while at the gym. I guess if it works, it works.


Really missing France and its delicacies. But mostly I just worked out and the devil inside me is craving something from a patisserie. I’ll just stare at this instead. View Larger

Really missing France and its delicacies. But mostly I just worked out and the devil inside me is craving something from a patisserie. I’ll just stare at this instead.


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"Absorbent and yellow* and porous is he…"

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The Wonder Sponge: And We are Not Talking about SpongeBob SquarePants

A popular tool in our St. Louis Paper Lab for cleaning mold from records is our foamed natural rubber sponge erasers. Every work station has a pile of them! These soft erasers do wonders in cleaning mold from the paper’s surface. The erasers come in “brick” sizes and are easily trimmed down into smaller pieces which are held more easily in your hand. But an important word of caution! Although softer than hard erasers these can still be abrasive, and can cause damage if used on paper surfaces that are soft and friable due to more extensive damage.

(*Ok, so the Wonder Sponge is really more off-white than yellow.)

I love Spongebob, but this is also really cool!