Category 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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An Overdue Check-In

Greetings blogging friends! Many mea culpas for the disappearing act. Although taking a hiatus from regular blogging has been totally intentional, I really didn’t mean to go this long without at least popping by or checking in with all of … Continue reading

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Tunnelton, Granddad and Peace

I have been wanting to write about my grandfather’s funeral for a few weeks now. One of the reasons I hadn’t up until now was, of course, the demise of my former computer and with it my ability to write … Continue reading

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Snow Daze

Today at work, I’m grabbing as many chances as I can to get outside. The sun is shining and the temperatures are climbing into the fifties. Here in Baltimore, it has been that way for much of January. And as … 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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Fall, Festivities and Freakitude

In my neck of the woods, there are cool crisp breezes in the air. Going out at night means wearing a sweatshirt or a jacket. The weather is perfect for sitting by campfires with glasses of wine and long weekend hikes. … 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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