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5 years of No Kids, Will Travel

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Otakon 2016 preview

The end of the more than decade long run of Otakon, an anime and Japanese pop culture festival, in Baltimore is coming to an end. The three day long festival is moving on after 17 years at the Baltimore Convention Center. Otakon will open its doors one last time in Charm City before moving down […]

Get Crabby…

Get Crabby…

Regions of the United States all come with an attachment to food, a food they each think they do better than anyone else.  The deep south has grits and fried chicken, Texas has tex-mex, New England has clam chowder and both Chicago and New York claim pizza. We Marylanders claim crabs. We can steam, crack, pick, […]

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 45 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

The Olympics: Visiting an Olympic City

I call on the youth of the world to gather … The opening of the 30th Modern Olympic Games in London this past Friday was a spectacular event and despite the grumbling you might hear from some Londoners about the crowds and the traffic problems, I truly believe that they are loving it. The Olympic […]

Must-Taste Toronto

I shop at a supermarket, but have rarely been to a truly Super Market.  In the heart of downtown Toronto is the Saint Lawrence Market.  The market, founded in 1803, is the easily the size of any big box store and is filled with hundreds of vendors.  The first thing you notice when you walk […]