Musings & Miscellany

Dress Code/Dress Coded

Happy day, reader dear!

I know I should be dropping some sort of mind-boggling style post here for you today after my month “off,” but I feel compelled (Honest to goodness compelled!) to share this podcast from Sidedoor.

I’ve written about Sidedoor before in a Friday Five’s post. I still love it, and listen regularly. I’ve been amazed at the will and ingenuity of the podcasting community during Covid. Somehow they still make the magic happen, with or without studios, equipment, and technical geniuses that make it all work. Bless them. I’d have lost my mind back in March if not for the sanity and perspective my faves provide.

Sidedoor is a Smithsonian Institution production; host, Lizzie Peabody and her guests take us behind the scenes of exhibits, and share about fascinating items in the collection that may never make it to the museum floor. The Smithsonian is a powerhouse of a research institution and treasure trove for researchers all over the world. Thank you, Smithsonian!

Dress Coded is fascinating… It’s a half-hour listen and well worth your time! From rolling stockings to wearing bobby socks and policing of women’s (and girls’) bodies, this episode takes on dress codes, and how their application and enforcement affect different racial and socioeconomic groups.

Sorry about the way this embedded… You’ll have to click on Dress Coded to hear that episode

Dude, Where’s my Carbon? Sidedoor

If you’ve bought a plane ticket recently, you’ve probably had the option to pay a few extra dollars to offset your carbon emissions. That money might go toward planting some trees… but how many trees? Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute are trying to answer this very question by hand-measuring trees, weighing wood, and climbing to the top of the canopy. We tag along to see how carbon is measured, and why so much ends up in tropical forests.   Guests: Joshua Tewksbury, director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama Helene Muller-Landau, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute researching tropical forests and ecosystems, leader of ForestGEO Global Carbon Program David Mitre, research manager for ForestGEO at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Sergio dos Santos, project manager for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Hydro-Meteorological and Oceanographic Monitoring Program in Panama Luisa Fernanda Gómez Correa, intern at the Forest Carbon Lab at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Eline De Loore, graduate student at Ghent University conducting research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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  3. Face Value
  4. Jeepers Leapers!
  5. Til Death Do Us Part?

How about you? How do you feel about dress codes? Do you have one at work? Did you at school? Let me know if you listened to the podcast and your thoughts… I love to hear from you!

Stylishly yours,

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