Tag Archives: Baltimore

Good-Bye Poe Toaster, Hello Superbowl and “The Following”

If the events of January 2013 didn’t bring back Baltimore’s mysterious Poe Toaster, I guess nothing will. First, The Baltimore Ravens made a historical run for the AFC Championship, and will face the San Francisco 49ers in the Superbowl next week. The … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays: Have Weasels, Will Travel

Although I haven’t lived in my parents’ house for over 20 years, it is where you will always find me on Christmas morning. It doesn’t even matter that now that my niece is a teenager, we no longer have true … Continue reading

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A Bump in the Night or a Fells Point Haunting?

Baltimore’s Fell’s Point is the perfect place to live for someone who enjoys the bustle of city life but at the same time wants to be surrounded by history, quirky shops, and mouth-watering eateries, all topped off with beautiful waterfront … Continue reading

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First the Poe Toaster. Now the Baltimore Poe House in Peril?

In Baltimore, even those who aren’t aspiring writers or horror fans like myself feel a unique attachment to Edgar Allan Poe.  In the early 1830s, the writer lived briefly in Baltimore with his cousin and wife-to-be Virginia and his aunt. … Continue reading

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10 Random Things About Me

My good friend and Life List Club founder Marcia Richards tagged me a few days ago for the “10 Random Things About Me” challenge. I’ve been offline for a few days – mostly just hanging out enjoying the long weekend … Continue reading

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Irene Over-Hyped? My Butt.

  I’m an admitted Accuweather junkie. In college, I took weather and climate classes to squeak in that science requirement I needed to graduate, and loved them. I just find the whole forecasting thing fascinating. That means I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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Weaselin’ My Way Through A Hurricane

If you blog-reader types are anything like my people, you are completely and totally sick of talking heads telling you about the wild ride that was Hurricane Irene. You probably especially feel that way if she stopped by your neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Quakin’

Yesterday afternoon, I was sitting in a little local Chinese restaurant having lunch. I was enjoying the last of my hunan shrimp and the company of some coworkers and friends. This place is one of our favorite work lunchtime getaways. We … Continue reading

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A Five-Dolla Birthday

So, it is Sunday afternoon, and I am supposed to be heading off to a little get-together  at my bosses house. Instead, I sit here watching the rain play stop-and-start in an unpredictable little game. I won’t be lunching with … Continue reading

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Good-bye Lockout, Hello Football!

Whew, that’s a relief. With the NFL lockouts over and football now a sure thing, Lee and I won’t have to find something new to fight about to keep the spark in our relationship. Like many, I never really doubted … Continue reading

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