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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Where To Go From Here?

I'm in an odd place in my life right now.   This winter, I finally got top surgery and recovered from it, so that's done.  This spring I bought a house and solved my housing situation for the next several years, so that's done too.  I went...

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An Afternoon at the Annapolis Cup

A few weeks ago I was lucky to be invited to attend the annual croquet game between St. Johns College and the US Naval Academy, often called the Annapolis Cup.  It's a lighthearted affair, with everyone in attendance dressing up either in vintage finery or...

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Light Test for the New Studio

Last weekend my friend Shana was in town for a day, and I had my second guest in two weeks at the House of Half-Ass.  Considering that my furniture currently consists of a couple lamps, two air mattresses, and a couple dinner chairs, I'd say...