Month: January 2020

Dancing With the Polka Lady

When I first started going out to bars and clubs I would see people dancing and thought that’s something that I would like to do, but just didn’t have the self confidence to get up there on the floor. So, I made the decision that I was going to learn how to dance and after looking through the Yellow Pages, I found a dance studio up on Harford Road and as I made the appointment..

Hitching a Free Ride

I saw recently on the news where local authorities were troubled by some Baltimore youth hitching a ride by hanging on to the back of a bus. I remember back in the 60’s when it was a regular thing to be sitting in the back of the bus and glancing out the back window seeing a couple of heads pop up of guys hanging onto the back of the bus catching a free ride. In..

No More Plastic Bags in Baltimore,.. a Band Aid on a Deeper Issue.

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young signed a bill doing away with the use of plastic bags in Baltimore, otherwise known as Baltimore Tree Ornaments. While I have no issue in trying to keep some of those ubiquitous plastic bags from winding up in rivers and trees, especially after a heavy rain, I wonder how much of a difference it will make as it seems that the mentality of many of the people in Baltimore is the..

Playoffs??

If you’re an NFL sports fan, you most likely remember this famous short rant by Jim Mora after a loss by the Indy Colts.. Considering that it has received over 2 million views on YouTube, Jim will forever have his speech about the playoffs memorialized there. For those NFL fans who reside in Baltimore, this has indeed been a surprising and satisfying season as very few could have predicted the season that the Baltimore Raven’s..

Out With The Old, In With the New

Another New Year’s Eve has come and gone, and I hardly noticed as I was in bed by about 11:30, as I just couldn’t hang until midnight. Not that it really mattered as it just doesn’t seem to be a big deal any longer. When I was a youngster we use to celebrate New Year’s by going outside with a pot and a pan or some other metal device and would bang them together. Some..