Once Upon A Time: Remembering Helen Kubik

Many of us, when we approached the age of reading for ourselves, selected books that offered larger-than-life stories with fairy-tale endings to somehow make our lives a little more fantastic. For those of us who went to Pine Grove Elementary in the 1970s, we lived that fantastic fairy tale, with open-space classrooms, a large reading … Continue reading Once Upon A Time: Remembering Helen Kubik

To Exhale Experience: An Offering To The World

To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. ~Walt Whitman How often we forget that we are gifted the perfection of finite hours within our lifetime, neatly packaged moments filled with experience. They arrive to us as much as we go to them, a mingling of synthesizing interactions that … Continue reading To Exhale Experience: An Offering To The World

It’s Time To Rename This Thing Called Blogging

I'm not much into branding, or rebranding, as this case may be, but I think it's time that I abandon the generic term of "blogging" and get a little more specific about what I am actually doing here on the internet. It doesn't take a lot of research to realize that everybody has some kind … Continue reading It’s Time To Rename This Thing Called Blogging

When Fire Reigns: Season 1, Episode 1 Published

On January 1, I set out to develop and publish an 11-episode podcast called, "When Fire Reigns." It's about the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 and the mayor who died just three months later, reportedly by his own doing. Today, I published the first episode, just one day before the 115-year anniversary of the great … Continue reading When Fire Reigns: Season 1, Episode 1 Published