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The Best of Baltimore’s Monuments & Iconic Aspects

We are so darn lucky in Baltimore. They don’t call us the “Monumental City” for nothing. We earned that title the hard way with fabulous memorials and statues that are a tribute to our talented citizens, to our rich heritage, […]

The Best of Baltimore’s Monuments & Iconic Aspects

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We are so darn lucky in Baltimore. They don’t call us the “Monumental City” for nothing. We earned that title the hard way with fabulous memorials and statues that are a tribute to our talented citizens, to our rich heritage, […]

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Our Quito Ecuador, Amazon River and Galapagos Islands Experience

My wife, Ann, and I, landed in Quito, Ecuador, on February 15, 2015, for a 16 day tour. The city rises to 9,350 feet above sea level. It’s the

Book Review: The Man From Missouri: Harry S. Truman

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog!” That was just one of Harry S. Truman’s more memorable lines. The man from Larmar, Missouri, a farmer’s son,

Edward Snowden and Oliver Stone: Rebels against the establishment

Film director Oliver Stone is in a class by himself. He has dared to go into the political minefields where only a few other Hollywood-based moviemakers have ventured. Perhaps,

Branch Rickey got the Jimmy Breslin treatment

The late Branch Rickey was a baseball icon. He was former part-owner of a National League team, the fabled Brooklyn Dodgers. The team was based in Brooklyn, New York.

Hamilton vs Burr: The bloody Feud

Alexander Hamilton was one of the primary architects of the American Republic. At the moment, he’s never been more popular. The play about him, “Hamilton,” a rap musical, was a

New York City: My fondest memories

Back in the late 50s, I made my first trip to New York City, aka “The Big Apple.” To make it even more special for myself, I  made the

William Kristol is a dissenter but he is also a neocon

“A ‘Neocon’ is neither new or conservative, but old as Babylon and evil as Hell.” — Edward Abbey Being an unrepentant Neocon, such as William (Bill) Kristol, means having never

Albert Camus’ Book, ‘The Plague’ has found a new era

We live in dangerous times. The number of people who have been infected and died from the Coronavirus Pandemic proves it. Our America is running at half-speed at the

Johnny Carson warts and all

“If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.” - Johnny Carson There were many amazing things about the late, iconic Johnny Carson, the

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