Category Archives: Maryland

“The Ornithologist” This Movie Has Everything! Also, I LOVE The Parkway Theater!

I have been jonesing to go to Baltimore’s reborn and resurrected Parkway Theater to see a film. Any film. So tonight was the night. I didn’t know anything about “The Ornithologist” other than there was an ornithologist in it. Well … Continue reading

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Sacred Space in Sandtown-Winchester, West Baltimore

During my travels in West Baltimore yesterday, I came across this peaceful little plot of land after first noticing the wonderful wall mural that overlooks it.  I just had to stop and take a few photos. Little did I know … Continue reading

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David Simon is Right, “It is a lie”

Whenever we are faced with yet another shooting of an unarmed African-American by law enforcement, my mind flashes back to this passage in David Simon’s book, ‘Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets’. It, of course, references a police-involved shooting … Continue reading

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Zodiac Killer’s Baltimore Connection!!

“Life is nothing without obsession.” -Pecker If you know me at all, you know that I’m obsessed with Baltimore. If you  know me a bit better, you also know that, from time-to-time, I’m obsessed with the Zodiac Killer. So today, … Continue reading

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“Ghost” sign Advertising in West Baltimore

I took a few moments today to drive around West Baltimore after I picked up a Vitamin C Blast Smoothie from my friend Andre’s excellent juice stall in the Avenue Market on Pennsylvania Avenue in Upton. It’s called Just Juice … Continue reading

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Baltimore Ridiculous

It is no secret that I adore Baltimore for all of it’s weird, wild and wacky elements.  But even an unapologetic Baltimore booster like me gets peeved, now and again, at some of the dumber things that my fellow citizens … Continue reading

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Baltimore Mayoral Race Random#LizEmbry

Heading home this afternoon, I was driving up Greenmount Avenue and happened upon Baltimore Mayoral Candidate, Elizabeth Embry behind a podium and being interviewed by WYPR’s Fraser Smith. She was also being filmed but it didn’t seem to be from … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Barclay Street Beauty

For the first time in a quite a while, I had the opportunity to just relax on an actual day off.  While running errands and trying to track down a small piece of architecture that is supposedly a standing remnant … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

I was cruising through Mondawmin Mall today and came across a kiosk that sells Classic Kung Fu, Anime and Blaxploitation movies. I picked up this classic! The kiosks’ business name is Foreign Cinema.  It’s in front of the Popeye’s on … 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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