More Than A Cup Of Coffee

About 15 years ago, in the pre-dawn darkness, I stood outside the brand new Starbucks in Dulaney Plaza and waited patiently for them to open their doors for the first time. I enjoyed being a part of the coffee store's grand opening, and for years I frequented it often, learning the names of the new … Continue reading More Than A Cup Of Coffee

Where I’m Writing: Prospect Hill Cemetery

I spent the afternoon at Prospect Hill Cemetery here in Towson, six acres of burial grounds on preserved land just feet from the hectic circle joining five of Towson's busiest streets. I am working on a feature that will be published September 10, just two days from the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore. … Continue reading Where I’m Writing: Prospect Hill Cemetery

Embracing The Vision Of An Unparalleled Life

I have just returned from one of the most powerful spiritual experiences in my life with Church of the Nativity, compared only to a late summer afternoon 23 years ago at Chesapeake Presbyterian Church in Calvert County, MD. At Chesapeake, we were running a summer camp for kids, and our theme for the entire week … Continue reading Embracing The Vision Of An Unparalleled Life

2011/365/028: Friday Focus on Brian Truax and the TAC

(photos courtesy of Brian Truax) A long-time friend of mine, Becky, told me about Brian years ago. She had nothing but great things to say about him and his work as president with the Towson Art Collective (TAC). Brian and the TAC show up on my newsfeed all the time on Facebook, and every time … Continue reading 2011/365/028: Friday Focus on Brian Truax and the TAC