• My Books Are All Influenced by Maryland: #ReadLocalDC Blog Hop

    *** Magical Maryland. That’s what I like to call it. Our state has a lot to offer people who like variety—the mountains to our west, the beaches to our east, the Chesapeake Bay, nearby Baltimore and Washington, D.C., theme parks and casinos, pretty state parks and delicious Maryland crabs, the picturesque and historic capital city of Annapolis, and numerous quaint, tucked away towns and cities with charms all their own. I’ve lived in Maryland since I was five. I grew up in Bowie and Annapolis. I went to college in Towson at Towson University. Along with my husband and children, we’ve lived in Baltimore City, Ellicott City, and Severna Park.…

  • Wednesday Wisdom From Last Night’s Paul McCartney Concert

      <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/18182611/?claim=2a25jyxpx5j”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> PART ONE: The Wednesday Wisdom Advice “Don’t wait—if you have something to say to somebody, say it now.” The words above were uttered by Sir Paul McCartney last night at his concert at Verizon Center in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. He was making reference to his friend, John Lennon, and regrets he had about not saying words he wanted to say to him before John’s untimely death. Regret is a tough thing to live with, for sure, and Sir Paul was sharing his own very personal account and wishing things had turned out differently. But it’s not too late for us if…

  • Fictography #8 — Christopher’s Cigarettes

    /FICTOGRAPHY/ def. — The intersection of photography (submitted by readers) and fiction (written by me!). This week’s selected photograph comes from a dear friend, Valerie Black Murray. Val and I met through our mutual friend, Stacey Beckwith Haines. I’ve spent many great times with Val, and thought her wedding to her husband, Tim, was one of the most beautiful ones I’ve attended (and it sort of reminded me of my own, therefore, Val has good taste!) 😉 Like Stacey and me who worked at the Orioles, Val works in the sports arena, and when I first met her, she worked for HTS. Now at Comcast SportsNet, it’s no surprise that she…