Tag Archive | Maryland

Fort Frederick: A Star of a Fort

Fort Frederick: A Star of a Fort

We were home visiting with family recently and my niece told us how she was taking a trip to Fort Frederick State Park with her class. The field trip got the wheels in my head turning, remembering back to my trip to there in grade school. I only remember the size of the old stone fort and […]

We’re Crazy for a Different Kind of Cake

The other day there was a festival in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh (a.k.a. Little Italy). I happen to work in Little Italy, so my walk to and from work was through the crowded festival-filled street. I walked past the various food venders offering all sorts of food: BBQ, Asian fusion, and of course Italian. I […]

Maryland Day!

Maryland Day!

I make no apology for wearing my Maryland pride on my sleeve. Our flag is the prettiest state flag, after all. I point out that we my live somewhere else but we’re from Maryland, that our state is progressive but is still tied to its farming roots. We might even point out that the pilgrims of Mayflower […]

Christmas Music, Not on the Radio

I know that we, or at least I, have already had our fill of Christmas music this year and just can’t wait for New Years and the chance to move on with our lives. I mean how many times can you listen to Mariah Carey before stuffing your ears with your Santa beard? But there’s still […]

A Private Affair: A Community Wedding

A Private Affair: A Community Wedding

We hosted a wedding this past weekend — a wedding emblematic of a couple’s connection with their community. Andrea Changuris, a No Kids guest blogger and my little sister, and her long-time boyfriend Matt got married in a simple, Greek Orthodox ceremony just a few miles down the road from my parents’ house. The Brethren Church […]

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, […]

You Drop What?

I’m not certain who started it, my guess is probably the New Years Eve Times Square party in 1908 when they lowered a crystal ball down a pole starting at one minute to midnight to celebrate the beginning of the new year. Since then all over North America other towns have decided to drop their […]