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On Eras

I've been doing a lot of thinking recently about how our lives end up becoming divided into "periods" in much the same way that art historians describe phases of an artist's work.  Sometimes there are external forces that cause the division of these eras -...

Anti-Trump March in Baltimore

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Water in my Walls

So, it has been awhile since I wrote anything particularly substantive about my personal life, and what's going on with it.  There's a good reason for that: back in August, my house decided to see what it would be like to become a water pipeline.   One...

Wilson’s Handy-Dandy Guide to Finding A Place To Live

So, I've had several friends in the last few years come to me for help finding apartments.  I never really realized until recently how hard this task is for some people, and how little most people actually know about the process.  Since I can't help...

Recent Moments: August 25th, 2016

Periodically I post a small collection of iPhone photos that I feel depict the reality of my life at that particular moment in time.  Here's what my life looks like right now, as seen through some of the photos I've taken in the last two...

You can stop the ride now, I’d like to get off.

It has been an eventful few weeks, and I'm beginning to feel like I'm on a treadmill that people keep throwing obstacles onto - I'm not really going anywhere, but I sure am getting tired and stressed out.   After spending a week in Breckenridge with my...

Introducing: Baltimore Guides

It has repeatedly been mentioned to me that I am a good tour guide for my guests here in Baltimore.  As you may know, I really love this city, and I enjoy showing it off, and I've done that...

Recent Moments: May 26th, 2016

I recognize that this is horribly belated, but here's what my life was like back in May!  Basically, boats, cats, house renovations, more cats, more boats, and some occasional socializing thrown in for good measure.   I did originally gather these together in May, so I have...

The Trouble with “Simple” Solutions

I recently spent the better part of a day showing around two people from Twitter who were in town to check out Baltimore, as they were considering moving here.  Since I do my best to try and help bring in new people to the city,...

How Poverty is Zapping my Brainpower

There have been quite a few articles recently written about how studies show that being in a state of poverty does terrible things to your mental health.  It's all fine and dandy to read about people who have been reduced down to a statistic, a...