Dog Breeds as HP House: Hufflepuff

Defining Qualities: Hard Working - Patient - Trustworthy - Loyal - Kind - Friendly - Accepting 

The kind of companion that will never leave you behind and always put you first. 

In Order: Beagle, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Corgi, Boxer, Pitbull, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Newfoundland, Samoyed, and St. Bernard. 

Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.
—  Charles M. Schulz

More Art Monday: White Hot

The old saying goes that you can’t wear white before Memorial Day, so we’re kicking off the summer season with some white fashions from the collection. Explore more here.

Portrait of Elizabeth and Charles Hedworth Williamson with Dog,” c. 1907, by Antonio Mancini

Caroline Eakins in an Empire Dress,” 1881, by Thomas Eakins

Woman’s Evening Cape, c. 1930s–early 1940s, England or France

Young Woman in White by the Sea,” c. 1890, by Edwin Austin Abbey

Woman’s Summer Coat,” c. 1980, designed by Geoffrey Beene

Portrait of a Man in a White Coat,” c. 1790, by Richard Cosway

Portrait of Master John Campbell of Glensaddell,” c. 1798, by Sir Henry Raeburn

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The Book of the Damned, Charles Fort’s first nonfiction work, was published in 1919 and has seen numerous editions over the years. It explores “unexplained phenomena” and is considered the first text to focus on anomalistics, or the use of “scientific methods” to explore, validate/invalidate, and evaluate claims of the supernatural, the existence of cryptids, and UFOs. Now in the public domain, an annotated edition of Fort’s book is available here. The red cloth cover (up top) is the 1919 edition. And if you aren’t already familiar with Fort, read his short biography via The Charles Fort Institute or a (far less flattering) blurb about him in the Skeptic’s Dictionary here