Building a Podcast: The Baltimore Fire of 1904

Now that Fossil Five is in the hands of my editors, I have decided to devote the month of January to building a podcast series on the Baltimore Fire of 1904. It was my thesis project in grad school, and after listening to a bunch of podcasts this past week, I think it is the … Continue reading Building a Podcast: The Baltimore Fire of 1904

Chasing Fire: Understanding the Death of Baltimore’s Mayor in 1904

┬áIn 2003, I completed my 306-page thesis on the Baltimore Fire of 1904. In my research, I stumbled on a little-known fact about the mayor of Baltimore during that historic conflagration, and I composed a much shorter piece (below) about his death and my pursuit of the truth about how he died. In the process, … Continue reading Chasing Fire: Understanding the Death of Baltimore’s Mayor in 1904

Baltimore’s Better Fire In The Sky

Last night, just before 5 (well, at 4:53 p.m. to be exact), my wife was in Target picking up a few things for dinner and tomorrow's lunches. I sat in my car, waiting. I could have been checking my Twitter feed, or trying to advance beyond level 80 of Candy Crush. All important things, of … Continue reading Baltimore’s Better Fire In The Sky