Category Archives: literature

Martin Short’s Baltimore Money Shot


I’ve been a fan of Martin Shorts’ since his SCTV days.  Like all of his SCTV compadres, he fearlessly created characters that were off-kilter and potentially only funny to a select few people.  Count me as one of those.  Because … Continue reading

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My Baltimore Books, John Steadman’s ‘Football’s Miracle Men”


This post is long overdue.  For years, there was a book that was missing from my ‘Baltimore Books’ collection.  Missing, due to my own stupidity. When I was boy, my Uncle Kelly gave me his copy of “Football’s Miracle Men, … Continue reading

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My Baltimore Books


I am consistently threatening to do a whole bunch of blogs about every book I have that is Baltimore-themed. Much to my chagrin, I have failed to follow through on this. Other than flea markets, Normal’s Books&Records in Waverly is … Continue reading

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#BaltimoreBeingBaltimore


Yes, I know I made the title a hashtag and , yes, I know this is WordPress and not Twitter.  I just used this hashtag earlier in a tweet and thought it would make a nice title for a blog … Continue reading

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Baltimore Homicide Icon, Terrence Mclarney Replaced as Head of Murder Police


Appparently, McLarney left his car in a ditch back in March, which might be a symptom of a larger personal issue.  I will say that T.P. Mclarney was definitely one of my favorites from David Simon’s “Homicide: A Year on … Continue reading

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Carberry Lane, Baltimore, MD USA


A few weeks ago I was sitting on my couch watching the evening news on WBAL Channel 11 here in Baltimore and they were running down the list of the previous night’s shootings and they always throw up a graphic … Continue reading

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Longtime Baltimore waitress worked for Unitas, served Sinatra


Longtime Baltimore waitress worked for Unitas, served Sinatra. This is pretty awesome!  I can’t wait to get this book.  I really hope she does a few book signings!

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Timeline: The search for Phylicia Barnes


Yesterday, the body of Phylicia Barnes was found floating amidst the flotsam in the waters feeding the Conowingo Dam.  Like so many, I have spent more than a little time thinking about her disappearance.  I live approximately 3 miles from … Continue reading

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